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 Sustainable Development, and an undergraduate certificate 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

GES named national finalist for AAG program excellence award
The award honors university geography departments and programs that have...
NEW: GES offers Graduate Certificate in GIScience
Now, undergraduate students and graduate students can earn a Certificate in GIScience. MORE
GES faculty win prestigious awards 
Dr. Cerian Gibbes - Faculty Award for Excellence in Research / LAS Outstanding Teaching Award; Dr. Emily Skop - Faculty Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusiveness / AAG Distinguished Scholar Award in Ethnic Geography.
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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