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Undergraduate Student Resources

There are many degree program offerings and research opportunities for students. In the Department of Geography, undergraduate students can major in:

Geography (B.A.)
Geography Education (B.A.)
Environmental Science (B.S.)*
Environmental Studies (B.A.)*

Students can learn more about courses and program requirements by viewing the Undergraduate Programs Course Catalog.

*Environmental Science and Environmental Studies are degree programs housed in the Department of Geography in which majors select from a number of concentrations which focus their study of the environment in a specific depth area. Learn more about them here. (Link to ENVR/ENSC pages)

Graduate Student Resources

The Department of Geography offers the following graduate degree programs:

Geography (M.A., M.S., Ph.D.)
Climatology (Ph.D.) [Program Policy Handbook PDF]

Read more in the Graduate Programs Course Catalog.

Review the Geography Graduate Student Program Policy Handbook [PDF]

Room Reservations

Room reservations may be made by contacting Colleen Leithren.

GIS Lab Room - 203 Pearson Hall (View Availability)
218 Pearson Hall (View Availability)
Mather Conference Room (View Availability)

Careers in Geography

The Department of Geography provides instruction and research in the broad discipline of geography, studying how physical, biological and cultural processes shape the landscape in which we live and cause regions to differ from each other. A geography concentration prepares students for a variety of careers, including:

Forestry Technician


GIS Specialist


Weather Forecaster


Urban and Community Planner

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Discover Our World!

Living with the Wind

UD study finds people prefer wind turbines as neighbors over other energy plants.

Eyes in the Sky: How One Grad Student is Using Satellite Research to Help Small Farm Holders in India

Mohammed Abdul Qadir Khan's research involves combinations of satellite sensors for agriculture sustainability and improvement in crop mapping of small farm holders in India.

Distinguished Young Scientist

UD alum Mustafa Yücel named the Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist.
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
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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 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
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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