A community of geographers and environmental scientists
Engaged with the world through the study of geospatial science, human geography and the environment

Who We Are

The George Washington University Department of Geography and Environment uses the latest geospatial technologies to contribute to new discoveries and solutions.

Geography, Environmental Studies and Environmental and Sustainability Science students make their mark on the world and help find solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges, including climate change, urbanization, social injustice, sustainability and migration.

With a master of science program, three undergraduate majors and two minors, the Department of Geography and Environment equips its scholars with tools to work for respected companies, for nonprofits, for universities, and in public service at the local, state and national levels.


Our Research Areas


“My life is busier than I ever thought it could be, but if I had more hours in the day, I would spend them in the GW Geography Department. It still feels like home.”

Kaitlin Yarnall
MA '08
National Geographic Society

Geography at a Glance

$7.7 million

awarded to faculty in external research funding since 2016


publications authored by Geography faculty
since 2018