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” and “Urban and Economic Development” through the Department.

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Arwa Altaber and Joyce Clapp co-authors – published in Geographical Review

Former PhD student, Arwa Altaher and current PhD student, Joyce Clapp jointly published a peer-reviewed journal article paper in Geographical […]

Students bring home honors from SEDAAG meeting

At the annual meeting 2018 Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers (SEDAAG) meeting in Johnson City, TN, November 18-19, […]

Dr. Debbage Receives Award at Entrepreneurship Symposium

Dr. Debbage was honored at the UNCG Entrepreneurship Awards Luncheon held in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House […]

Roger Bradsley has written a blog post for the APA

Roger Bardsley (PhD candidate) has recently written a blog post on “Portland Transit” for the the American Planning Association website. His […]

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Erin Sherrill

Erin Sherrill graduated in 2012 and, after a difficult job search and a stint working at the animal shelter, landed […]

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