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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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 […]

Nastaran Pourebrahim published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

Nastaran Pourebrahm’s (with Drs. Sultana and others) paper is now available online in International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Her […]

GES students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to the GES students who were recently inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Olivia Biro (GEO minor), Kaitlyn Farina (EVS […]

Students and Faculty Attend AAG Annual Meeting in Washington

Numerous faculty and students from the Department attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Washington, […]

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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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