DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL SCIENCES
216 Pearson Hall, Newark, Delaware 19716-2514
PHONE: 302-831-2294    FAX: 302-831-6654
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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Geography provides a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.  Housed within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, the department has nationally and internationally recognized faculty engaged in cutting edge research and offering exciting educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.  

The department houses the Office of the State Climatologist of Delaware and the Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS). DEOS collects real-time information on all facets of the region's environment for use by everyone from environmental scientists to emergency management professionals to the general public. We also work with the Delaware Geographic Alliance, an organization of teachers and others interested in strengthening geographic learning in Delaware's K-12 classrooms.

Our Degrees

Our undergraduate majors include: 
Geography
Geography Education
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Environmental Data Analytics
Meteorology & Climatology 
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
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Our graduate programs include:
Geography (MA, MS, PhD)
Climatology (PhD)
Graduate GIS Certificate
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Our Facilities

Located in Pearson Hall on the Newark campus, the department houses the University’s Center for Climate and Land-Surface Change and the Office of the State Climatologist for Delaware.  
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Discover Our World!

Environmental Justice

UD’s Marissa McClenton looks to environmental education to help minority communities.

Coral Reef Starter Kit

New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3D-printed corals.

Fossil Aquifers

UD’s Neil Sturchio and colleagues study sustainability of fossil aquifers in Arabian Peninsula.
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests
horseshoe crab

Horseshoe Crabs and Artificial Bait

We are working to identify chemoattractants in horseshoe crabs and produce an artificial bait, reducing the reliance on horseshoe crabs in the eel and conch fisheries.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Earth Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences

Providing a unique spatial perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-8062
Geography and Spatial Sciences: 302-831-2294 • Earth Sciences: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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