Welcome to the Department of Human Geography

Degrees in Human Geography and City Studies prepare students to be thoughtful and knowledgeable local and global citizens at the same time as developing important career skills in research, writing, and evidence-based examination of many of the pressing issues facing communities and the world today. Human Geography and City Studies graduates are well prepared for a wide range of careers, and our alumni have found successful careers in government, business, publishing, urban planning and development, community development, teaching, and policy analysis, among many others.

Our programs include the Specialist, Major and Minor Programs in Human Geography, Major Program in Physical and Human Geography, Specialist, Major and Co-op Major Programs in City Studies and a Minor Program in Urban Public Policy and Governance. Our Minor Program in GIS can also be combined with these and other programs and provides a thorough introduction to the use and analysis of digital spatial data, spatial analysis, and mapping.