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.

Scholarly Conferences

Southern New England American Planning Association Conference (SNEAPA)
October 17-18, 2019
Springfield, MA

New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society Conference (NESTVAL)
October 18-19, 2019
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Northeast ARC Users Group (NEARC) Fall Conference
October 20-23, 2019
Newry, ME

American Association of Geography Annual Meeting (AAG)
April 6-10, 2020
Denver, CO

Annual Global Environmental Sustainability Symposium
April 23, 2020
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

American Planning Association National Planning Conference (APA)
April 25-28, 2020
Houston, TX

Northeast ARC Users Group (NEARC) Spring Conference
May 2020
Location TBD