The Geography program at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, established in 1868, is among the oldest in the country, and the PhD program, developed in 1908, was one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Students are offered several undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree options. Students can choose to specialize in Cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Historical Geography, Human-environment Relations, Regional Studies, and Remote Sensing.

Geographers are concerned with the earth as the home of people and stress the locational analysis of human activities and their relationships with the environment. While geography is one of the most time-honored disciplines reflecting curiosity about people and places, it is also an applied discipline that offers insights about present and future issues, involving environment, culture, society, economy, and politics.

Geographers pursue careers in urban and regional planning, cartography, image processing, geographic information systems, environmental assessment, resource management, locational analysis and many other areas. They work in government and private-sector jobs that require both a broad liberal education with well-developed spatial and ecological perspectives and a detailed knowledge of up-to-date methods of cartographic analysis, statistical analysis, and environmental research methods.

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Department of Geography: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Department of Geography: Faculty Publications