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

Welcome to the Department of Geography

Welcome to the Department of Geography at New Mexico State University!

We feel strongly that geography offers a very instructive perspective and lens by which many pressing issues that face us in the 21st century can be examined, and we pursue an applied research perspective in our teaching and research. At the undergraduate level, we offer a concentration in Human-Environment Relationships (HER), focusing on the transformation of earth's physical environment by human activities and on the impacts of this transformation on people. We also offer a concentration in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T), in which we emphasize the integrated use of remote sensing, geographic information systems, and other geospatial data and techniques for exploring a range of applied research questions. At the graduate level, we offer a Master of Applied Geography, in which students conduct applied geographical research leading to the completion of a master's thesis.

Our faculty research interests and expertise lie in the areas of geographic information systems, remote sensing, geomorphology, landscape ecology, biogeography, transportation geography and planning, conservation issues in the Rocky Mountain West, border environmental and water resource issues in North America, and geographic education. We feel that it is a very exciting time to be a geographer and explore the above areas. We invite you to visit us both virtually and in person, explore this website, follow our news on Facebook, and join us on our interesting journey.

Best regards,
Christopher Brown, Department Head

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