Geography & Environmental Studies

Geography & Environmental Studies at UCCS

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) is a program of excellence in all facets of teaching, research, and service and models “best practices” within the discipline of geography.

About the Department

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) houses award-winning faculty who provide engaging, high-impact learning opportunities through classroom instruction, field-based courses, mentored research, and online instruction.

We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, minors in Geology and Sustainability, and certificates in GIScience. GES program coursework fosters an understanding of the places, people, and environmental systems affecting us globally. 

Featured Program

Geography and Environmental Studies, BA

The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) is to provide students with an understanding of the discipline of geography. This includes courses in physical, human, and cultural geography, as well as methods courses that provide exposure to various geographic research tools and techniques.