The Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) has nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge research and offer exciting educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
GSS provides a unique perspective that seeks to explain patterns of differences and commonality across the human and natural environment. In the Department, students examine the physical properties of the natural environment and the role that human beliefs, activities and decision-making have in shaping the world around us.
Environmental Science (B.S.)
Environmental Studies (B.A.)
Geography Education (B.A.)
GIScience and Environmental Data Analytics (B.S.)
Meteorology and Climate Science (B.S.)
Environmental Science and Management (M.S.)
Geography (M.A. or M.S.)
Water Science and Policy (M.S.)
2022 Student Competition for Geospatial Data Visualization and Map Design
The results for the 2022 Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences and the UD Data Science Institute's university-wide competition for achievements in the art and science of mapping geospatial data have been announced! Click below for winner details and galleries.
FEATURED ACADEMIC PROGRAM
GIScience & Environmental Data Analytics major
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the analysis and mapping of large geospatial data sets to better understand the world around us. GIScience allows us to harness the large amounts of data being collected today for the betterment of the environment and society. This major will help you develop in-demand skills, including managing and using large geospatial and environmental data sets, finding meaningful patterns in them, representing their complexity in graphs and tables, and distilling and presenting the coherent and logical stories they tell.
Anthony (Tony) Bebbington, Ph.D., presented the 2021 John R. Mather Lecture on Dec. 2nd. Dr. Bebbington is the International Program Director for Natural Resources and Climate Change at the Ford Foundation.
Anthony (Tony) Bebbington, Ph.D., presents the 2021 John R. Mather Lecture: youtube.com/watch?v=EibF0Y-MW1k
Lindsay Naylor named fellow for the American Association of Geographers