Geography and Geospatial Sciences
Geography is the original environmental science and home of geographic information science and sustainability studies. Prepare for a top-ranked science career at the intersection of nature, society, and technology and make a positive impact on both people and the planet!
What our students say
The department has great undergraduate research opportunities. I was able to work in a research lab, conduct fieldwork, and learn techniques to reconstruct historical environmental conditions.
Abbey Marcotte '17, B.S., Manhattan, KS
I work as an environmental scientist for an engineering firm and rely heavily on the ecological and geospatial expertise I acquired through my geography degree.
Blake Walter '18, M.S., Beloit, KS
Recent News and Announcements
- Read the K-State Globe
The May 1, 2023 edition of the K-State Globe - the final edition of the Spring 2023 semester - is now available. Keep up-to-date on announcements, research, and opportunities in Geography and Geospatial Sciences!
- K-State Geographer Publishes Study on the Value of Private Properties for Biodiversity Conservation
Marcellus Caldas, Professor of Geography and Geospatial Sciences and assistant provost for international collaboration and education programs, and colleagues in Brazil and Spain recently published "The Value of Private Properties for the Conservation of Biodiversity in the Brazilian Cerrado," in the journal, Science.
- Geography and Political Science Faculty Member Publishes on Territorial Aspects behind War in Ukraine
Vera Smirnova, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Geography and Geospatial Sciences and Political Science, and Oleg Golubchikov, geographer from Cardiff University, have published an article, "More-than-state Ontologies of Territory: Commoning, Assembling, Peopling," in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers, a flagship journal for the American geographical community and a highly regarded outlet internationally.
- Read the Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences Annual Newsletter
Catch up on news and the activities of geography faculty, staff, students, and alumni during 2022!
- Bimal Paul Recognized as American Association of Geographers Fellow
The American Association of Geographers has recognized Bimal Paul, Kansas State University professor of geography and geospatial sciences, as a 2023 fellow. Paul is one of 16 geographers nationwide to receive the recognition.