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Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences

Get the Geographic Edge for Your Career

Geography - the original environmental science and academic home of geographic information science - works at the intersection of globalization, nature, and society.  Geographers study topics ranging from land change and spatial science to geocomputation/big data analysis and sustainability.  More now than ever, a global understanding is key to success in today's interconnected world.  Among the geosciences, geographers are expected to enjoy both excellent and expanding job opportunities with very competitive salaries.  Plus, you'll know that your career is making a positive impact on both people AND the planet!

Join our team of talented students who have earned awards and recognition by organizations including the National Science Foundation, NASA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), and American Association of Geographers (AAG).  Kansas State University geography students from our award-winning geography honor society have also earned 19 GTU Buzzard Scholarships, the most from any university in the United States.

K-State Geography and Geographers in the News

U.S. News and World Report Names "Geographer" as 9th Best Science Job for 2019

Geography Department Presents Awards and Scholarships at May 2 Reception

Geography Faculty and Students Present at National Geography Conference

Wang Honored with Early Career Award

Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss in Global Landlocked Regions

Geographer Hosts Workshop in Russell to Enhance Community's Streetscape and Foster Economic Development

Geographer Delivers Presentation at Autonomous University of Neuvo Leon

K-State Geography Hosts Regional Meeting, Geography Students Win Honors

K-State Researchers Share Water-Energy-Food Nexus Work at Joint European and NASA Workshop

Study Finds Climate Plays Role in Decline of One of Asia's Most Critical Water Resources

Geography Professor Publishes Third Book on Geographical Disaster and Infrastructure Preparedness

K-State Engineers and Geographer Share Water Research at Chinese Universities