The Department of Geography at the University of Idaho emphasizes the study of human-environment interactions in a constantly changing landscape.
The department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies including GIS, cartography, remote sensing and computational analysis.
The department also has a teaching and research emphasis on many aspects of global climate change, from mechanisms, impacts and adaptation to natural systems and society. We offer a minor in Global Climate Change.
The department has strengths in physical geography (including biogeography, hydrology, climatology and meteorology) that seek to understand mechanisms and spatial processes of the global environmental system. Likewise, the department has strengths in human and political geography that seek to understand patterns and process within social systems. Finally, where the physical and society systems meet, we ultimately seek to understand the impacts pertaining to both human and physical systems in a changing planet.