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Department of Geography

Understanding the forces shaping the Earth and those who live on it

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 certificate 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!


Our research emphasizes human-environment interactions in a constantly changing landscape.

Read about our research

Undergraduate Degree

Information on the course work for a bachelor of science degree in geography.

Learn about our undergraduate degree

Graduate Degree

Degree requirements and application procedures for a masters or Ph.D in geography.

Learn about our graduate degree


Physical Address:
McClure Hall 201

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021

Phone: 208-885-6216


Web: Department of Geography