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.

Beginning fall 2019 semester, UConn Geography will offer a new major in Geographic Information Science.

Upcoming Events

  1. 10/24 Teale: Ending Extreme Poverty Without Endangering Ecosystems
  2. 11/1 Geography Colloquium: Heidi Dierssen
  3. 11/8 Geography Colloquium: Blake Harrison
  4. 11/15 Geography Film Screening: Daughter of Nepal
  5. 11/22 Geography Colloquium: Matt McKenzie
  6. 12/6 Geography Colloquium: Adelina Mkami & Fabian Terbeck

Geography Curriculum Info

Recent Graduate Student Publications

Li, Xueke, Chuanrong Zhang, Weidong Li, Richard Anyah and Jing Tian. Exploring the trend, prediction and driving forces of aerosols using satellite and ground data, and implications for climate change mitigation. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Wang, Hui, Scott Stephenson, and Shijin Qu. Modeling spatially non-stationary land use/cover change in the lower Connecticut River Basin by combining geographically weighted logistic regression and the CA-Markov model. International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Oculi, Neil and Scott Stephenson. Conceptualizing climate vulnerability: understanding the negotiating strategies of Small Island Developing States. Environmental Science & Policy.

Zhang, Weixing, Weidong Li, Chuanrong Zhang, and William B. Ouimet. Detecting urban horizontal and vertical growths from medium resolution imagery and their relationships with major socioeconomic factors. International Journal of Remote Sensing.

See more graduate student publications

Outstanding Alumni

Conner Dickes, class of 2018, is a Planner/GIS Analyst at Milone & MacBroom.

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.

Lanham Miller, class of 2009, is a School Counselor for the Tolland Board of Education.

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UConn Geography Alumni Award Recipients

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