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Geography isn’t just about knowing your way around a map. 

It’s about knowing your way around our ever-changing world. 

The Department of Geography at the University of Oregon is one of the top ten geography programs in the country. We feature faculty and students researching and teaching about the cutting edge of important societal issues, such as racism, climate change, water resources, economic development, land use, conflict, migration, spatial data science, cartography, and more. We offer two major programs of study, Geography and Spatial Data Science and Technology and a minor in Geography.

The Department of Geography knows that a safe environment free of hate, violence, and discrimination is the right of every student and essential for learning to happen. Along with the rest of campus, our department recognizes and values our responsibility to protect our environment from hate and discrimination in any form. Resources are available to anyone on campus experiencing or witnessing hate or discrimination at

Alumni Panel and Workshop, Oct 17th

Join the Department of Geography

Alumni Panel & Workshop

Join UO Geography Bachelors and Masters alumni as they talk about their journeys and realities post-graduation during their search for a careers. These graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers that may not be considered ‘geography job.’ They were chosen to represent a variety of pathways and stories, to show the diversity of options and opportunities available to you, and to highlight the role in networking and the ability to take advantage of opportunity in your career development.

Come hear their experiences and


Dan Gavin’s research on climate change and fire in Oregon

If you haven’t heard, the United Nations Environmental Panel came out with a new report last week that the impacts of climate change could arrive sooner and be more serious than previously expected. The Bend Bulletin interviewed Dan Gavin as a part of an article on the impacts of climate change on fire activity in Oregon. Our very own Dr. Dan Gavin was interviews as a part of an article examining the impacts of climate change on fire activity in Oregon. Read it here!