Welcome to the Department of Geography at UConn

The Department of Geography offers B.A., B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Geography. Interested students are encouraged to explore the information on these web pages and to contact the Graduate Coordinator or the Undergraduate Coordinator for additional information.

UConn Geography also offers a graduate level GIS Certificate. This program can be completed completely online or in a blended format, where students take courses online and in a traditional classroom setting.

Geography Curriculum Info

Studying Geography at UConn

Major or Minor in Geographic Information Science
Courses being offered in the Fall 2023 semester which count towards the GISc major and minor include:

    Upcoming Events

    1. Oct 4 The Sustainable Clean Energy Summit: Decarbonizing Society and the Grid 9:00am
    2. Oct 4 Clean Energy Engagement Fair 3:00pm
    3. Oct 12 Teale Lecture: Andrea Ballestero (Univ. Southern California) 4:00pm
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    Announcement for Two Funded Graduate Student positions from Fall 2024

    Two Ph.D. Positions in Geospatial Assessments of Environmental Exposure/Health

    The GeoHealth Lab in the Department of Geography at the University of Connecticut is seeking two PhD students interested in Geospatial Assessments of Environmental Exposure/Health to begin in Fall 2024.  The successful candidates will conduct interdisciplinary research that seeks to understand how places, travel behaviors, and daily activities influence personal exposure to environmental factors that affect health using GIS, geospatial technologies, and/or wearable sensors.  Click HERE for more information or email Dr. Yoo Min Park at youmin.park@uconn.edu with questions and clarifications.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Recent Graduate Student Publications

    BenBella, Diane  & Ghosh, D. 2021. Combining Geospatial Analysis with HIV Care Continuum to Identify Differential HIV/AIDS Treatment Indicators in Uganda.  The Professional Geographer.

    Barocci, Antonio.  2020. Political arrests of women under fascism: gender and the special tribunal in Italy 1926–1928. GeoJournal.

    Adams, Aaron., Li, W., Zhang, C., & Chen, X.  2020. The disguised pandemic: the importance of data normalization in COVID-19 web mapping. Public Health.

    Terbeck, Fabian. 2020. Defining Suburbs: An Evaluation and Comparison of Four Methods. The Professional Geographer.


    See more graduate student publications

    Other Outstanding Alumni

    Caroline Mazo, class of 2018, is a Physical Scientist at the US Geological Survey.

    Tara Schwenzfeier, class of 2018, is a GIS Analyst at ForeFlight, a Boeing company.

    Nick Lacafta, class of 2016, is a Technical Records Coordinator at the University of Connecticut.

    Stefanie Walker, MA class of 2015, is a Senior Catastrophe Risk Consultant at Travelers Insurance.

    Amy DellaGuistina, class of 2014, is an Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Senior Associate at Amgen.

    Keep in touch with UConn Geography!


    UConn Geography Alumni Award Recipients

    2023:  Jeanne Thibeault, PhD '10, Climate scientist, adjunct professor (retired).

    2022:  Julie Annino, PhD '02, Senior Transportation Engineer, CT Dept of Transportation

    2021:  Patrick Heidkamp, MA '03, PhD '07, Professor, Southern CT State University

    2019:  Todd Dumais, BA '03, Town Planner, City of West Hartford

    2018:  Richard Annitto, BA '85, Vice President, GIS and Survey Division, LiRo Group

    2017:  Ben Spaulding, PhD '10,  Catastrophe Risk Manager, Homesite Group

    2016:  Patrice Carson, BA '82, Consulting Director of Community Development, Town of Bolton

    2015:   Tyler Kleykamp, BA '00, Chief Data Officer, Connecticut State Office of Policy and Management