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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UNC System highlights STAMPS program

An article about encouraging diversity in STEM disciplines features UNCG’s STAMPS program (https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/2019/09/Polishing-Hidden-Gems). Dr. Patton and Dr. Sametz who lead […]

Dr. Debbage gives talks in Sweden

Dr. Debbage recently spent over a week at the Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism at Mid-Sweden University in […]

Dr. Goldstein receives prestigious early-career award

Dr. Evan Goldstein was recently awarded a 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine […]

Dr. Keith Debbage discusses Young Millennials in the Winston-Salem Journal

The Winston Salem Journal interviewed Dr. Debbage about the recent U.S. Census data about Young Millennials and related demographics.  Here […]

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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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