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 2024 semester which count towards the GISc major and minor include:

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    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.


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    UConn Geography Alumni Award Recipients

    2024:  Nick McNamara, BA '03, MA '07, GIS/CAD Administrator, UConn ITS

    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


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