• Tilden Remerleitch

    Charting the Refugee Experience

    Geography graduate Tilden Remerleitch '18 is in Ecuador as a recipient of the National Geographic Society‚Äôs Early Career Grant. The grant funds research on how natural disasters, climate change and resource extraction alter relationships between people and place. 

  • Geography 196 Spring 2017 Field Trip to Ecuador

    The "Why of Where"

    Because of its interdisciplinary orientation, geography allows us to see the world in all its complexity.

  • Out on the lake

    Geography: For those fascinated by people and places

    A study with no limits: Geographic education is particularly powerful because it allows us to connect our intellectual inquiry with real-world problems in a very direct way.

  • Senior Darby Relyea conducts summer research in Belize

    Drone Mapping to preserve communities

    This summer, Geography major Darby Relyea ('19) used drones to map climate change in the cayes of Belize. Read more about it in "Citizen Science in Action"

Exploring space and place.

It is not unusual for geographers to be asked what it is they "do." In response, geographers often say that we study the "why of where." This is a shorthand way of saying that geographical curiosity is grounded by an enduring interest in the patterns of human and natural phenomena, and the interaction of both, as they are manifested in particular locations, environments, and places.

American Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting - April 3-7, 2019 - Washington, DC

Attend the AAG Annual Meeting in Washington D.C as an Undergrad



Geography students on a field trip

Engaged in the Field

The Department of Geography offers a multitude of opportunities for students, from pursuing internships off-campus to working one-on-one with faculty on research projects. UVM Geography prepares you for life after graduation with exciting hands-on field experiences in both physical and human geography disciplines, and many undergraduate research and internship opportunities.

Geography faculty member meets with students

World-Class Faculty

The Geography faculty include experts in the fields of physical geography (geomorphology, hydrology, climatology), human geography (urban and rural geography, environment-society relations, spatial justice, political ecology), and methods of analysis including Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Qualitative Research Methods. Our faculty are dedicated to working one-on-one with undergraduates, and teach all their own classes in addition to conducting groundbreaking faculty research.

UVM Geography Spring Travel Course to Ecuador

Exciting Opportunities

More geographers than ever before are employed in exciting jobs that combine analytical skills with revolutionary technology like satellite images, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in laboratories, offices, and the field. Because of its interdisciplinary and hands-on approach, a degree in geography prepares you for a myriad of career paths, from environmental consulting to international development work and beyond.