Message from the Chair

A welcome from Professor Curt Holder

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) offers four academic tracks: Human and Cultural Dynamics, Physical Systems, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and Geospatial. GES offers minors in Geology and Sustainable Development, and an undergraduate certificate in GIScience. 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.

Curt Holder, PhD

Geography Announcements

Harner receives CU Thomas Jefferson Award
John Harner, a champion for a strong public education system that incorporates a broad interest in literature, arts and sciences, earned recognition for his service and leadership as the faculty recipient of the 2018 University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award. MORE
Spring 2018 - GES welcomes Marie Hoerner to the faculty
Meet our new Geology Instructor... Dr. Marie Hoerner
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
GES Course Tutoring
Excel Languages and Social Sciences Center tutoring schedule MORE

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