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All entering graduate students are required to have the kind of knowledge presented in the Department’s introductory courses in physical geography (GES 100 Environmental Systems/Climate and Vegetation and GES 101 Environmental Systems/Landforms and Soils) and human geography (GES 198 World Regional Geography and GES 199 Human Geography).

It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this knowledge. Students may gain the required knowledge by formally taking the introductory courses, by auditing the courses, by reading the textbooks or by any other means.

This knowledge will enhance the student’s ability to perform at the level expected in the GES 501 research seminar. Students will work with an advisor to determine the appropriate action needed to fulfill the prerequisites.

Students are encouraged to have some background in college math, statistics, and computer skills.

  • For more information, please contact:

    John Harner
    Graduate Director
    (719) 262-4054

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Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies,
Columbine Hall, COH2
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs 80918
Phone: 719.262.4065
Fax: 719.262.4066


BA in Geography
Dr. Robert Larkin

MA in Applied Geography
Dr. John Harner