Geography, Urban, Environment & Sustainability Studies


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Our mission is to prepare students to tackle the challenges of developing sustainable communities for future generations.

The Department of Geography, Urban, Environment and Sustainability Studies faculty, pictured left to right in front: Kate Carlson (Instructor), Randy Hanson (Assistant Professor), Laure Charleux (Associate Professor), Ryan Bergstrom (Assistant Professor). Second row: Linda Klint (Administrator), Pat Farrell (Associate Professor), Nathan Clough (Assistant Professor), Mike Mageau (Assistant Professor), Tongxhin Zhu (Professor). Back row: Adam Pine (Associate Professor and Department Head), Zach Vavra (Instructor), Micaella Penning (Instructor).

We have four exceptional degree programs including Environment & Sustainability, Geographic Information Science, Urban & Regional Studies, and Geography. In addition, GUESS offers minors in Environment & Sustainability, Geographic Information Science,  and Geography, as well as a undergraduate certificate in Geographic Information Science, and a Post-baccalaureate certificate in Geographic Information Science. 

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