Graduates from this department have enjoyed considerable success in securing employment related to their training and interests. Recent alumni with human geography emphases are currently working for state and local planning agencies, developers, consulting firms, and private industry in Colorado and elsewhere. Those with interest in physical geography have found employment in federal and state agencies, environmental consulting firms, and private enterprises. Alumni completing the MS/GIS degree are now employed by planning and environmental consultants and GIS companies. In addition, numerous graduates of the doctoral program hold faculty teaching positions with colleges and universities around the country.
Graduate Degree Programs
Master of Arts, Geography
Areas of emphasis at the masters level include:
- Physical geography - biogeography, climatology, geomorphology, Quaternary Studies.
- Human geography - cultural geography, economic geography, development, population, transportation, urban geography, urban and regional planning.
- Human-environment interaction - global change, land use, natural resources, political ecology, sustainability.
Master of Science, Geographic Information Science
The MSGIS degree is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in geospatial technologies. The program integrates techniques in cartography, remote sensing, image processing, geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and spatial statistics as analytical tools in support of geographic research.
Doctor of Philosophy
Areas of emphasis at the doctorate level include biogeography, cultural geography, economic geography, environmental change, geographic information science, geomorphology, human environment interaction, Latin America, population, Quaternary studies, transportation geography, urban geography.