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Department of Geography

Welcome to the SIUE Department of Geography!

Founded in 1957, the Department of Geography at SIUE offers an undergraduate major and minor in Geography and a master's degree in Geographical Studies. The department offers a variety of courses in human, physical, and regional geography, as well as geospatial techniques. Our faculty conduct research on a wide variety of topics at the local, regional and global scale. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on current, groundbreaking projects or gain experience through internships. Our students are prepared for careers in a wide range of fields. For example, recent graduates have taken positions as park rangers, urban planners, retail location analysts, resource managers, climate scientists, and geospatial analysts. Wherever you want to go, a degree in Geography from SIUE can take you there.


Josh Pritsolas, B.S.


Emily Fultz, M.S.


Adriana Martinez, Ph.D.

Josh Emily Shouse

Josh is a recent graduate from our undergrad program and is a current master's student.  He works for the Laboratory for Applied Spatial Analysis  at SIUE where he utilizes remote sensing and GIS to analyze crop production.  Read more about Josh here.

Emily is a sustainability coordinator for the Madison County Planning & Development Department.  Her work focuses on area recycling programs and environmental grant applications. Read more about Emily here. Dr. Martinez uses field methods and GIS to study how human impacts and vegetation can change river channel form and alter sediment transport. Read more about Dr. Martinez here.

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