Department of Geography & Environmental Studies

Message from the Chair

A welcome from GES Chair, Professor Curt Holder

Professor Name

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) offers four academic tracks: Human and Cultural Dynamics, Physical Systems, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and Geospatial / GIScience. GES offers minors in Geology and Sustainable Development. Our small class sizes provide a wealth of opportunities for student-faculty interaction. GES faculty provide theoretical as well as applied perspectives. We have excellent, energetic, award-winning faculty, and offer undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) degrees. Stop by one of our offices for more information on our programs!

Curt Holder, PhD


Geography Announcements

Our first Fall Colloquium: Helen Hazen, PhD
Places of Birth: The Rise of Out-of-hospital Births in Minnesota. MORE
Campus historical web map
GES students Marta Blanco Castaño and Glenn Xavier, and Professor John Harner, have put together an interactive map showing the historical changes to the UCCS campus. MORE
GES to host 2016 Great Plains / Rocky Mountains Division AAG Conference
The event will be held in the Antlers Hilton Hotel, in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs - details coming soon
“Discovering Place – A UCCS Field Guide” now available
Through words, photographs and drawings, readers can trace the history of the campus from the upper Cretaceous age of 75 million years ago to the strategic plans for the future. MORE
Our three year course plan
This document can help you develop an efficient course plan. MORE

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College of Letters, Arts & Sciences | Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
General Information: (719) 255-3016 | Location: COLU 2013
Chair / Professor: Dr. Curt Holder | Phone: (719) 255-4097 |
Program Assistant: Monica Beltran | Phone: (719) 255-3016 |