UMASS Geography Program

Geography at UMASS Amherst

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.

Student Opportunities

The UMASS Geography Program offers two undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.) and an M.S. degree in Geography.

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.

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