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Department of Geography
phone: (208) 885-6216
McClure Hall 203
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021


  • A High View of Climate Change

    UI geography researchers contribute to international studies of climate change

    climate change scientists' base camp in Asia
  • Effects of Mountain Winds

    Wind speeds at high elevations affect levels of snowpack and stream flow, team says in Science

    A snow-topped mountain with a bare tree coated with wind-swept snow.
  • Idaho Water Handbook

    U-Idaho researchers are addressing the state’s pressing water needs now and for the future in Idaho Public Television’s “Outdoor Idaho.”

    screen capture of the Outdoor Idaho's Idaho Water Handbook episode
  • Visualizing Bark Beetle Impact

    Former UI President Duane Nellis immersed in work by Dr. Jeff Hicke and Ben Bright to measure bark beetle impacts in forests in Idaho.

    3d lidar view of forest


Department of Geography

More than Map Making!

The Department of Geography at the University of Idaho prepares students to study the world's environmental issues, natural resources, populations, and political and economic systems using cutting-edge geographic methods and technologies.

Our GIS Certificate provides an understanding of the most sophisticated GIS technologies that will allows you to meet the needs of one of the most important and evolving fields in the nation!

We offer a minor in Global Climate Change to prepare students to meet current and future workforce needs for an expanding job market in the areas of climate science, climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies.

As early as your freshman year you can get involved with faculty research projects, and may even take a field trip to Antarctica! If you're ready to take a different look at the world we live in - then a degree in geography may be right for you!