DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
215 Pearson Hall, Newark, Delaware 19716-2514
PHONE: 302-831-2294    FAX: 302-831-6654
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Department of Geography

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 
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!

Crambe crambe

Sea Sponge Shield

Encrusting sea sponges use chemical cues as shield to deter predators, expand territory

Preparing for the Future

Summer internships help students become employment-ready

offshore wind

The Power of Offshore Wind

UD study reports offshore wind in Cape Wind may be more powerful, turbulent than expected
Helga Huntley

Tracking ocean pollution

Uncovering new clues about how oil, other pollutants move in ocean
James Heiss

Water mixing zone

Studying reactions that occur when groundwater, saltwater meet in coastal aquifers
Asia Dowtin

Stemflow study

Investigating how rainwater travels in urban forests

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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 Geological 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

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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