Geography Department Research Featured
UWM geography student John Schneider is featured in the most recent Urban Ecology Center Newsletter!
The second study mentioned in this article, on page 10, is led by Kirsten Beyer, Medical College of Wisconsin faculty member and an adjunct in our department.)
Geography Department moves back to Bolton Hall
All Geography Department and the GIS Center offices return to the 4th floor of Bolton Hall in late May as the building renovation is completed.
UWM Department of Geography
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.