Message from the Chair

Professor Emily Skop

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) where award-winning faculty provide a wealth of high-impact learning opportunities to students in inclusive, small-sized settings both inside and outside the classroom. Our outstanding faculty and inquisitive students are compelled to a greater understanding of the places, people, and environmental systems that affect us as a planet and as global citizens. We offer undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) degrees, as well as minors in Geology and Sustainability, and undergraduate and graduate certificates in GIScience. Our degrees incorporate diverse intellectual approaches, conceptual tools, and geospatial technologies all of which prepare graduates for professional careers that have real-world impacts and make a difference. Take a class and get hooked!

Geography Announcements

Interested in our Graduate Program? Applications for Fall 2020 due Feb. 1  
Our Masters of Applied Geography program offers Streamlined Applications for UCCS students...  MORE
AAG 2020 to be held in our backyard
The 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) is April 6-10, 2020 in Denver...  MORE
July 2019: Denver Post covers GES, NOAA/NWS collaboration on lightning in Colorado
An example of applied geographic research interfacing with the general public. STORY
GES now offers Graduate Certificate in GIScience
Now, graduate students too can earn a Certificate in GIScience. MORE
Colorado Springs hazards map launched
GES sr. instructor Eric Billmeyer created an interactive Colorado Springs and Vicinity Natural Hazards map. MORE

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