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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.

Check out our program!


Josh Pritsolas, B.S.


Emily Fulz, M.S.


Michael Shouse, 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 productions.  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. Michael has been at SIUE for almost two years now, and teach Physical Geography and GIS courses in the geography department. He has taught a variety of courses within these fields since arriving in 2014. Read more about Michael here.

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