Department of Geography

...Making a World of Difference

The diverse discipline of geography exposes students to the multitude of ways in which geographers study the world. Geographers study human-environment interactions and their spatially varying expression. Numerous tools and techniques are employed in geographic research including cartography (the art and science of map-making and use), geographic information systems (GIS), satellite imagery and air photo interpretation, surveys, and mathematical modeling and statistical analysis.

National Geography Awareness Week is Coming!

The Department of Geography the Geography Club at KU are pleased to announce the following program of events during Geography Awareness Week 2020 later this month of November:

Monday, November 16


Mr. Ty Marr (National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and US Army War College): “My Journey as a GEOINT Professional – From Cartographer to Policy-Maker Advisor”

Hybrid presentation on ZOOM and in Boehm 262 (limited seating) at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17

Geography Club Movie Night: “Public Trust: The Fight for America’s Public Lands” (2020)

Hybrid showing on ZOOM ( and in Boehm 145 [to be confirmed]

Wednesday, November 18

Keynote Lecture

Dr. Eric D. Carter (Macalester College): “Covid-19 and Medical Geography – past, present, and future”

Remote presentation on ZOOM at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19

Geography Club Trivia Night! (with prizes)

Special Announcement:
Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology

Effective Spring 2020, the Department of Geography offers a Sub-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geospatial Information Technology (click here for details).

Currently enrolled students interested in adding the certificate to their academic programs must come to the Geography Department Office to complete the required form.

Recent graduates (with at least one of the required courses yet to take) may return to complete the GIT Certificate by enrolling under Prefessional Credit Status through Graduate Admissions.

Don't miss this great opportunity to add the GIT Certificate to your resume. 

Contact Information:

Geography Department Office
Graduate Center 105
Ph: (610) 683-4364
FAX: (610) 683-4941

Campus Map (PDF)

Quotation Mark

Geography is the study of earth as the home of people.

Yi-Fu Tuan