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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

Tues, Nov 27th: Stories of the Atlas of Wildlife Migrations


Tuesday, November 27th, at 6:30 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room the authors, cartographers, and biologists who  developed the Atlas of Wildlife Migrations will be sharing several stories of Yellowstone and Wyoming Big Game Migrations. Please come celebrate the release of this beautiful book, created in our very own InfoGraphics Lab.

We hope you can attend. Please share widely to help this celebration!.

2018 Geography Newsletter

The Department of Geography has released its 2018 Newsletter, which provides updates  on faculty and students, in addition to some of the new and exciting programs we have developed. Please read it and pass it along!