geographic education draws on both natural and social sciences to understand the Earth’s places and how humans respond to and transform the world around them.
Geographers address some of the biggest, most pressing questions of our time by investigating sustainability, land use, globalization, environmental change, migration, human transformation of the environment, urbanization, natural hazards, international development, agriculture, and geopolitics.
You may already be a geographer if . . .
- You want to travel and explore the world.
- You are fascinated by global change: environmental, cultural, and political-economic.
- You use maps and think spatially.
- You want to solve problems for sustainable, equitable use of the world’s resources.
- You learn from “real” world field study.
- You like discovering how particular places are connected by global processes.
- You marvel at the world’s diversity of landscapes, people, and cultures.
- You are concerned about how humans transform the world around us.
- You are committed to identifying and changing world inequalities.
- You like the airplane window seat.
Gustavus Geography majors continue to careers in. . .
- Natural resource conservation
- Geospatial analysis
- International and community development
- Urban planning
- Environmental law and policy
- Teaching and research
|Anna Versluis||Associate Professor||507-933-6058||web|
|Jeff La Frenierre||Assistant Professor||507-933-6332|
|Thomas LaVanchy||Visiting Assistant Professor|
|Joaquin Villanueva||Visiting Assistant Professor||507-933-6283|
|Lencho Bati||Visiting Instructor||507-933-6084|
|Bob Moline||Professor Emeritus and Visiting Emeritus Professor||507-933-7320|
|Judith Helmeke||Administrative Assistant||507-933-7320|
|Robert Douglas||Professor Emeritus|