UWM Department of Geography
The latest National Research Council report ranked the UW-Milwaukee Department of Geography among the top ten in student support/outcomes and diversity of the academic environment out of 49 doctoral programs assessed across the United States, with an overall ranking of 26th (average of all summary measures).
Geography is a dynamic discipline that examines connections between people, places, and environments. In investigating the connections, geographers study some the world's most pressing issues, such as:
- climate change
- water shortages
- loss of biodiversity
- globalization and economic systems
- urban and regional development
- immigration and social change
- poverty and inequality
Many faculty members in the UWM Geography Department examine these issues in the context of the city as the crucial site where human and environmental processes take (and make) place.
Students studying geography at UWM have the opportunity to take a range of courses that develop important technical and analytic skills to investigate these problems. In addition, students combine classroom study with internships, fieldwork, and community service to enhance critical and analytic tools and learn more about their real world applications. Geography students can pursue:
- B.A. or B.S. degrees at the undergraduate level
- M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. degrees at the graduate level
The Department also actively participates in the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program and campus-wide GIS research and education activities.