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Faculty
Xiaoping Shen (Chair, DiLoreto 208), Richard Benfield, Charles Button, D’Arcy Dornan, John Harmon, Peter Kwaku Kyem, Cindy Pope, Brian Sommers, David Truly
(Dept. phone: 860-832-2785)
Department of Geography: Overview
Central Connecticut State University has the oldest and largest graduate program in geography in Connecticut. The graduate program was initiated in 1962 with a Master of Science in Social Science for inservice teachers who desired to complete the requirements for their permanent teaching certificates. However, the program’s emphasis has changed since state approval was granted in 1976 to offer a Master of Science in Geography. Since that time, students have used the latter degree in the pursuit of a variety of career goals.
Geography is the science of location. The geography faculty teaches students how to use effectively maps and air photos, gather information about places, and make computer analyses. Students use this knowledge to learn about how people use the land in different places, and what impacts humans.
The Department of Geography has fully equipped cartography, air photo interpretation and microcomputer laboratories available for student use. The microcomputer lab includes a network of IBM PC-compatible computers, to include an extensive software collection along with digitizers and plotters for automated cartography, computer graphics and geographic information systems. CCSU has a map depository for the Defense Mapping Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey, with close to 30,000 sheets in our collection. The department also receives planning reports, maps and documents from cities, towns and regions throughout the Northeast.
In addition the Department of Geography provides internships and part-time employment for students in a variety of town, regional, state, and private planning agencies and offers consulting services, workshops and short courses as part of its outreach program.
Graduate Programs
  • M.S. in Geography

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