Why Geography, Environment, and Sustainability?

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability (GES) at UNCG has developed its programs and resources to prepare students for careers and advanced research in a range of fields such as physical geography, human geography, planning, Geographic Information Science (GISc), sustainability, and environmental studies. The Department offers B.A. degrees with formal concentrations possible in urban/economic/transportation geography, GIScience/remote sensing, and earth/environmental science, and since 2018, a B.A. with concentrations in Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, or both, is also offered through the Environment and Sustainability Program. At the graduate level, we offer the M.A. (applied geography) and Ph.D. degrees in Geography. Post-baccalaureate certificates are also available in “Global and Regional Studies in Geography”, “Sustainability”, and “Urban and Economic Development” through the Department.

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Nastaran Pourebrahim published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Nastaran Pourebrahm’s (with Drs. Sultana and others) paper is now available online in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Her […]

GES students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to the GES students who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Olivia Biro (GEO minor), Kaitlyn Farina (EVS […]

Students and Faculty Attend AAG Annual Meeting in Washington

Numerous faculty and students from the Department attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Washington, […]

UNCG to Offer Two New Sustainability Programs

Beginning in the fall of 2019, UNCG will offer two new sustainability degrees at the graduate level.  Students in the […]

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Tom Patterson

Tom Patterson graduated from the ES program in 2009 after spending five semesters working in the Office of Waste Reduction […]

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