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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UNCG Students Capture North Carolina Geography Bowl Championship

At the November 1st World Geography Bowl competition, hosted by GES, the home team edged out Appalachian State to bring […]

Tyler Mitchell and Thomas Patterson (2017) publishes in the journal Environmental Research Communications

Congratulations to PhD student Tyler Mitchell and 2017 alumnus Thomas Patterson for their publication in the journal, Environmental Research Communications.  […]

Tyler Mitchell and Jason Ortegren (2008) publishes in the journal Climate Research

Congratulations to PhD student Tyler Mitchell and 2008 alumnus, Jason Ortegren for their publication in the journal, Climate Research (78:249–259, […]

Dr. Debbage Gives Talks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the UAE

Dr. Debbage has just returned from a successful two week visit to the United Arab Emirates University. His trip was […]

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