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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GES extends Graduate Application Deadlines to June 15, 2020

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability (GES) at University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNC Greensboro) has extended graduate applications […]

Dr. Selima

Dr. Selima Sultana elected Regional Councillor for the Southeastern Division of the American Association of Geographers.

Congratulations to Dr. Selima Sultana for her election as Regional Councillor for the AAG. As Councillor for the Southeastern Division […]

Keith Debbage

Dr. Keith Debbage Receives the 2020 AAG – Kauffman Foundation Award for Best Paper in Geography and Entrepreneurship

The purpose of this Award Program is to identify innovative research in business geography that is relevant to questions related to entrepreneurs and their firms, as well as to practitioners and policymakers.

Mrs. Lois Carney to Retire as Administrative Secretary for GES

After fifteen years of dutiful service to UNCG and GES, Mrs. Carney will be retiring at the end of this […]

Alumni Stories

Jason Ortegren, Ph.D

I earned both my M.S. and Ph.D. in the UNCG Department of Geography.  I was somewhat fortunate to be among […]

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