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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STAMPS program and UNCG receive national honor

UNC Greensboro received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity […]

Jesse Lane publishes on maritime trade

Congrats to Ph.D. student Jesse Lane who has recently published a new entry on “maritime trade” in    R. F. Buschmann […]

Nastaran Pourebrahim and Hyojin Kim co-authored a recent paper on NC’s Energy Expenditures

Nastaran Pourebrahim and Hyojin Kim (co-authored with Dr. Sultana) published a paper in Sustainability 2018, 10(5), 1511 that analyzed the […]

Department welcomes two new faculty members in August

We are delighted to welcome two new colleagues who will start tenure-track positions as assistant professors in August 2018. Dr. […]

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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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