Geography @ UMass

Geography is one of the rare fields which spans and integrates the physical and social sciences. At UMass it is part of the Department of Geosciences (the former Department of Geology and Geography). 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…


Student Opportunities

The UMass Geography Program offers two undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.) and an M.S. degree in Geography.  Many students now choose the “Environmental Geography” option in the B.A. program.

Graduate students can also earn a Ph.D. in Geosciences with a concentration in Geography.

In addition, UMass offers wintersession, evening, summer, and online courses in Geography through the Department of Continuing Education.

The program offers Departmental Honors in Geography through Commonwealth College.

Each spring, graduate and undergraduate students in Geography are eligible to apply for modest financial support from the Department of Geosciences for summer research activities.

UMass Geographers are actively engaged with campus sustainability initiatives.  Click here for the UMass Sustainability webpages.

(The UMass Geography pages were originally prepared by students in Geosciences 314, Writing in Geography, Spring 2009)