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New Mexico State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

Welcome to the Department of Geography!

The Department of Geography at New Mexico State University is committed to preparing students for graduate study and professional careers by providing them with geographic educational experiences of the highest quality; to conducting research on issues of social and environmental relevance; and to serving the university, the community, the state, and the discipline.

The Department offers several degrees.  At the undergraduate level, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography with a concentration in either Human-Environment Relationships (HER) or Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T); a Minor in Geography; and a Minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T). At the graduate level, the Department offers a thesis- and residency-based Master of Applied Geography (MAG) degree as well as a Graduate Minor in GIS&T.

Faculty and graduate student research interests range broadly, including the sustainability of drylands; international border water resource policy, land cover and land use dynamics in savannas, grasslands, and deserts; landscape ecology; biogeography; geomorphology; avian ecology; remote sensing, GIS; species distribution modeling; geography education; transportation planning, community development, environmental planning, cultural geography; natural resource management; mobility; and climate variability and climate change.

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Faculty and students are affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), the Ecological Society of America (ESA), the New Mexico Geographic Alliance (NMGA), the National Council for Geographic Information (NCGE), Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS), the New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC), and many others.


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