CCSU Geography Department

Department of Geography


Why Geography?

Geography is one of the few disciplines that comfortably bridges the social sciences, biophysical sciences and the humanities through its holistic approach to studies. Geography programs offer international and integrative perspectives on the relations among social, economic, and biophysical processes that affect interconnections between people, environments and places on the earth's surface.

There are many specializations for students interested in pursuing a degree in Geography. Each specialization is designed to provide students with the training necessary to enter careers in their field. For students who are interested in Geography but are completing a major in another discipline, we offer several minor options. Students can either follow a general Geography minor or pursue more structured minors in the specializations listed above. Geography majors can also take a different geographic specialty for minor.

Highlighted Course Offerings:

Spring 2021

Urban Geography

GEOG 438 / 518

Online T 4:30 PM - 7:10 PM

Form, function, and evolution of urban settlements with reference to attributes of place. Provides a methodological basis for thought involving the planning process, including preservation planning and systems analysis.

Regional Geography of Africa

GEOG 446 / 516


Relationships between physical environment and human development in Africa south of the Sahara.

Topic: Comprehensive Planning

GEOG 483 / 518


This course will explore approaches for developing and using a comprehensive plan as a community’s tool for moving towards a desired future. Course will include theoretical and technical applications to utilizing the long-term planning process.

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