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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GES Students to Receive Student Excellence Awards

Congrats to Shannon Lloyd (senior Geography major) and Ashley Rose (senior Environmental & Sustainability Studies + Biology major) for being […]

Roger Bardsley has written another blog post for APA-NC

Roger Bardsley (PhD candidate) has recently written a blog post on “The City of Edinburgh, Scotland” for the American Planning […]

Dr. Will Li a featured speaker at AMY — Mid-year Appalachian Energy Summit

Dr. Wenliang “Will” Li spoke to a full house on February 28 at the Mid-year App Energy Summit. This annual […]

Tyler Mitchell publishes on longleaf pine climate sensitivity

Congratulations to M.A. student Tyler Mitchell for his article “Comparison of climate-growth responses of montane and piedmont longleaf pine (Pinus […]

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T’shari White

T’shari White graduated from UNCG in December of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and minor in Biology. […]

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