Department of Geography Department of Geography

Summer 2018 Study Abroad Courses

Application deadline: March 1, 2018


Paris: Art, Architecture and Urban Planning

Geog 483 - Topics in Planning: Comparative Urbanization, 3 credits
Experience Paris' art and architecture while learning about the city plan that transformed Paris into the modern city of lights we love today. Visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame cathedral and many other landmarks. Don't worry-there will still be time for a baguette and people watching at a traditional French sidewalk cafe.

From the City to the Reef: Tourism, Heritage, and Sustainability in Australia

Geog 459 / 559 - Field Studies in Regional Geography, 3 credits
Sust 459 / 559 - Field Studies in Sustainability, 3 credits
Explore the impacts of tourism on Australia's heritage and examine the role of sustainability in preserving natural and cultural sites for future generations. Visit Sydney, famous landmarks, numerous national parks, Tasmanian temperate rainforests, and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef.

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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