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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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 […]

Dr. Keith Debbage is the recipient of the 2020 AAG Media Achievement Award

Dr. Keith Debbage is the recipient of the 2020 AAG Media Achievement Award in recognition of his 30-year career as […]

Dr. Selima Sultana receives the 2019 Research Honors Award for the Southeast Region

At SEDAAG last week, Dr, Sultana was awarded the 2019 Research Honors Award for the Southeast Region from the Southeastern […]

Dr. Keith Debbage’s Carbon Emissions Research Featured in Forbes Magazine

A recent co-authored publication by Dr. Debbage on airline carbon emissions published in the Annals of Tourism Research has just […]

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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