Geography Knows No Boundaries

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Founded in 1949, the Department of Geography at Rutgers University is a leading center for innovative research and teaching on the earth’s landscape and human-environment relationships. Research by our faculty and graduate students explores a range of topics, from the cultures and economies of cities and built environments to tropical deforestation and the flow of polar ice sheets. Our geographical foci range from coastal hazards in New Jersey to the coffee fields of Jamaica and slums of India.

We offer interdisciplinary undergraduate degrees in Geography, Environmental Studies, and International and Global Studies, and we have a dynamic graduate program composed of a highly international student body carrying out cutting-edge theoretical and applied research. Across our activities, we use geographic analyses to interrogate abiding problems of the modern world.

Upcoming Events

Jan 30 | 9:30AM | Faculty Meetings
Fac/Staff Meeting
Mar 6 | 9:30AM | Faculty Meetings
Fac/Staff Meeting
Mar 8 | 3:00PM | Departmental Event
A talk by Akira Drake Rodriguez
Apr 10 | 9:30AM | Faculty Meetings
Fac/Staff Meeting

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Geography Major and Minor

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International and Global Studies Minor

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Environmental Studies Major and Minor

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Graduate Program

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New and Noteworthy

  • Dr. Schneider's article published in Nature

    Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after a historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC...
  • Dr. Rennermalm receives 2018 mentor award

    Professor Åsa Rennermalm received the 2018 First-Year Interest Group Seminars (FIGS) Mentors award. She was nominated by the instructor Alina Schultz, an undergraduate Geography major. Åsa notes that,...
  • Dr. Rhiney discusses "Disaster Capitalism"

    What ties together Palestinian checkpoints, the end of public housing in New Orleans, Roma dispossession in Eastern Europe, and power blackouts in the wake of Hurricane Maria's destruction of Puerto R...
  • Sasha Leidman selected for Geography Bowl

    PhD student Sasha Leidman was selected to be part of the AAG Middle States team in the Geography Bowl at the AAG Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. He was one of six top scorers among about forty stude...