The Department of Geography at The George Washington University is dedicated to achieving excellence in research and education through the diffusion of geographic knowledge that focuses on the relationships between the physical world and its occupation and modification by humans.
Geography is an integral part of the basic education of university students, occupying a central role in the pursuit of knowledge among complementary disciplines. Offering introductory and a wide range of advanced courses, the Geography Department faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, and the incorporation of innovative methods of geographic analysis and communication.
The department believes in fostering an educational environment that introduces young scholars to the theoretical and applied aspects of contemporary and historical geography. Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs are prepared to meet the challenges of further study and professional careers in several fields.
Geography News & Resources
August 2014 Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) semester calendar.
June 2014 GW Geography Alum, Brian Hawthorne, part of D-Day Anniversary recognized by President Obama.
April 2014 The Humanitarian Mapping Society at GW (HMS GW) is a new student organization that will provide geospatial support for international development, and international disaster preparation/response efforts. For more information check them out on Facebook or email.
March 2014 Professor Mona Atia received the prestigious NSF Career Award to conduct research on poverty mapping in Morocco and Egypt. Next year on her sabbatical she plans to begin this project with field work in Morocco and Egypt.