Department of Geography Department of Geography

Course Registration Deadline for Spring 2018:
Low-enrollment courses will be
cancelled on December 31, 2017

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World Regional Geography Geographic Information Systems Undergraduate Internship Geography of Coffee

World Regional Geography

Geog 120 - MWF 8:25-9:15 AM or M 7:20-9:55 PM - Survey of lands, people and places in the world's major culture regions. Uses case studies, development problems and other approaches.

Geographic Information Systems

Geog 378 - W 4:30-7:10 PM - Introduction to raster and vector geographic information systems, with a focus on spatial data management, manipulation, and analysis.

Undergraduate Internship in Geography, Planning, and Tourism & Hospitality

Geog 430 / THS 430 - W 5:55-8:35 PM - Students will work in an environment directly related to the track they are following, under supervision of a geography faculty member. Written reports required.

Topics: Geography of Coffee

Geog 471 / 514 - T 4:30-7:10 PM - Using coffee as a case study, learn about natural resource conservation and exploitation, global trade relations, characteristics of coffee-growing regions, and global patterns of colonialism. We will also feature different brewing methods and discuss types of coffee.
You do NOT have to be a coffee drinker to enjoy this course!

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Department Overview

The Central Connecticut State University Department of Geography was founded in 1969. Students receive a holistic, liberal education that integrates the study of human activity and the natural environment.  We have the largest Geography Department of any institution of higher education in New England. Our courses and research examine interaction within and between the biosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere.  In addition to lecture oriented courses, we also provide field-oriented, applied, and hands-on experiences throughout Connecticut and in far away lands. We strive to provide our students with a friendly, well-supported learning environment that trains them to be top scientists as well as citizens of the world.

Undergraduate Programs

The CCSU Department of Geography attracts approximately 2,300 undergraduate students to its courses every year, and has approximately 220 undergraduate majors in Geography. The undergraduate program of the Geography Department offers BA and BS degrees in the following emphases and specializations:

Graduate Programs

The Department of Geography began its graduate program in 1964. The graduate program of the Geography Department offers the following degree options:

There are currently about 50 graduate students enrolled in the graduate program. The MS program in Geography was founded in 1962, and the MS in Geography with a specialization in Global Sustainability program began in 2010. The first MS in Geography was awarded during the 1966-67 academic year, and the first MS in Geography with a specialization in Global Sustainability is anticipated to be awarded in 2012.


Upcoming Events

11th Annual Global Environmental
Sustainability Symposium
March 29, 2018
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM 
Alumni Hall, Student Center


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