UMass Geography

Geography  spans and integrates the social and physical sciences. At UMass it is part of the Department of Geosciences (the former Department of Geology and Geography), and the School of Earth and Sustainability. Please use these pages to explore the diversity of Geography at UMass, from degree programs to research projects. Click here to read more about the field of geography…

The UMass Geography Program offers two undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.), a minor in Geography, an undergraduate certificate in GIST, a one-year professional M.S. degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology, and an M.S. degree in Geography.  Graduate students can also earn a Ph.D. in Geosciences with a concentration in Geography. All geography majors complete the UMass Geography Undergraduate Core Curriculum, which emphasizes basic courses in both human and physical geography and skills acquisition in writing, field research, statistics, mapping, and geographic information science and technology.