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Undergraduate Program

Geography majors receive a liberal arts education that is an appropriate base for further specialized training in academic disciplines which address environmental and international issues or in related professional fields such as planning and public policy, law, and environmental management. Students are also offered courses in which they learn specific technical skills in spatial data analysis, cartographic design, remote sensing, and geographic information systems that are suitable for direct entry employment positions. 

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Graduate Program

Rutgers University is home to the largest and most comprehensive geography graduate program in the New York-Philadelphia region and one of the strongest research programs in the country. The Graduate Program in Geography encourages work on a wide range of research specialties and fosters strong interdisciplinary ties. The program offers the following degree options: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). 

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Undergraduate Program

Courses - Undergraduate

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List of all Geography courses. Click a course name to see a brief description and sample syllabus link.
For information about using Study Abroad courses for the Geography program, see here.

Graduate Program

Courses - Graduate

Rutgers catalog course descriptions for UNDERGRADUATE classes and GRADUATE classes in Geography

SAMPLE SYLLABI - graduate
16:450:501 (F) Introduction to Natural Resources Management (3)
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16:450:502 (S) Resource Management Decision Making (3)
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16:450:503 (S) Environmental Management (3)
Prerequisite: 16:450:502 or equivalent.
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16:450:504 (F) Coastal Geomorphology (3)
Prerequisite: 01:450:403 or 404 or equivalent.
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16:450:505 (F) Advanced Physical Geography (3)
Prerequisite: 01:450:403 or 404 or equivalent.
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16:450:507 (S) Applied Geomorphology (3)
Prerequisite: 01:450:403 or 404 or equivalent.
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16:450:508 (S) Environmental Problems in Developing Countries (3)
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16:450:509 (F) Human Geographical Problems of Developing Countries (3)
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16:450:510 (S) Water Resources Management (3)
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16:450:511 (S) Land-Use Systems (3)
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16:450:513 (S) Settlement Geography (3)
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16:450:514 Environment and Culture (3)
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16:450:515 (S) Population Migration and Mobility (3)
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16:450:516(S) Urban Geography (3)
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16:450:517,518 Directed Study in Geography (3,3)
Prerequisite: Permission of graduate director.
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16:450:519 (F) Problems in Political Geography (3)
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16:450:520 Women in the Urban Environment (3)
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16:450:521 Regional Hydrology and Landforms (3)
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16:450:522 Tourism Geography (3)
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16:450:523 The Climate System and Global Climate Change (3)
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16:450:525 Restructuring of Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 (3)
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16:450:526 Property Theory and Policy (3)
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16:450:530 Data Structures and Algorithms for Spatial Problems (3)
Prerequisite: 01:450:321 or 420 or 11:372:415.
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16:450:533 Geographic Information in the Visual Arts (3)
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16:450:601,602 Field and Research Methods in Geography (3,3)
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16:450:603 (F) Research Proseminar (3)
Required for graduate degrees.
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16:450:605,606 Geography Seminar (3,3)
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16:450:607 (S) Seminar in Historical Cultural Geography (3)
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16:450:612 Natural Hazards Management (3)
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16:450:613 (F) Seminar in Coastal Resources Geography (3)
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16:450:614 (F) Seminar in Medical Geography (3)
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16:450:615 (S) Seminar in Remote Sensing (3)
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16:450:616 Seminar in Technological Hazards (3)
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16:450:617 Seminar in Remote Sensing of the Biosphere (3)
Prerequisite: 16:450:615 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
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16:450:625 Seminar in Geographic Information Systems (3)
Prerequisites: 01:450:420 or 11:372:415.
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16:450:632(S) Seminar in Regional Geography (3)
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16:450:701,702 Research in Geography (BA,BA)

 

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Faculty

Faculty are divided into two categories: Core and Graduate Faculty. Core faculty are central to the department. They teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students. Graduate faculty may be based out of another department at Rutgers. They advise graduate students only. Graduate faculty includes the core faculty.

Core Faculty

Graduate Faculty

Graduate Students

2019 grad cohort

Rutgers Geography’s 2019 cohort of new Master’s and PhD students

Research

Alumni Research

This is a sampling of previous graduate student research.