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Department of Geography

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.

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Geography News & Resources


January 2014
GW Geography launches GIS Certificate Program.

January 2014
GW Geography mapping project noted in USAID blog.

Spring 2014
Spatial Analysis Lab (SAL) Hours

December 2013
Professor Keeley's research highlighted in GW Today article.

November, 2013
Department Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Chacko, highlighted in article from National University of Singapore (NUS).

October, 2013
Fall 2013 Newsletter now available!