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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.


Alicia Terry


Matt Lesiecki, B.S.


Adriana Martinez, Ph.D.

alicia Lesiecki Shouse

Alicia is a senior majoring in Geography, minoring in GIS and Meteorology/Climatology and pursuing an Area of Specialization in Physical Geography.  She is a Geospatial Analyst intern at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in St. Louis. Read more about Alicia here.

Matt graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and an Area of Specialization in Biogeography.  He works as a Hydrologic Technician at the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Moscow, Idaho. Read more about Matt and other alumni 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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