Welcome to Geography!

Department offices are located in 203 Copeland Hall.

What is Geography?

Geography is the study of the earth and the ways people interact with it and on it. Geographers are deeply interested in the ideas of space and place. Geography involves more than memorizing states and capitals. It’s a unique way of looking at the world and finding answers to geographic questions.

Physical geographers concentrate on the earth and topics such as weather, climate, soils, landforms, and the natural environment.

Human geographers concentrate on people and their activities, such as culture, economics, political systems, and history.

The technologies of Geographic Information Science, such as cartography, Geographic Information Systems, and remote sensing are used by both physical and human geographers to bring a spatial perspective to our knowledge of the world.

Become a Geography major!

You can choose from undergraduate degrees in Geography (BA or BS), Geography and GIScience (BS), and a teaching subject endorsement for Education degrees. We also offer Minors in Geography, GIScience, and Environmental Science. See our degree brochures below for more information!

The department is located in 203 Copeland Hall, which includes laboratories for GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography, and Physical Geography. There are five full-time faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests.

For more information, please contact Geography at (308) 865-8355.

7-12 Teaching Endorsement  BS Degree Brochure    BS Degree Brochure    GIScience Degree Brochure

The Latest News and Events

2016 Student Research Day

On April 13, 2016, eight Geography students presented research at the 18th Annual UNK Student Research Day. Congratulations to Fletcher Sheridan for winning 3rd Place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division! Click here for more information.

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