Welcome to DePaul Geography

Founded in 1948, DePaul's Department of Geography is the largest and most comprehensive in the city of Chicago. Our mission is to provide students with a high quality geographic education in which teaching and research excellence are paramount. Geography students explore a range of subject areas including urban and cultural analysis, political geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and issues of sustainability, conservation and development. DePaul’s Geography students can achieve membership in the national Geography Honors society, Gamma Theta Upsilon, compete for Departmental travel scholarships to attend the Association of American Geographers national conference, and obtain our GIS Certificate in one of Chicago's best known and well-established geotechnology programs. Please explore our website to find more information on and resources about the Department of Geography, its programs, courses, faculty and staff, scholarship and travel opportunities, and links to the wider world of professional geographers.



Dr. Alex Papadopoulos Curates New Exhibit
Exploring Vincent de Paul’s Mediterranean: Western Europe and the Barbary Coast, 1580-1760‚Äč
A Special Collections Exhibition at DePaul's Richardson Library
After DePaul: Geography Alums Share Their Experiences
Kristin Mierzejewski (BA Geography, 2012)
Diana Maties (BA Geography, 2010)

Diana Maties (BA, 2010) discusses 'Perspectives of Women in GIS'
for the on-line magazine Directions

Headlines, Honors, Accomplishments, Etc.

Congratulations to Geography Majors Kate Vollrath & Allison Williams!
Recipients of the 2014 Betty Leahy Memorial Travel Scholarship
Congratulations to Dr. Kara Dempsey!
2013 Recipent of the Excellence in Teaching Award

DePaul Geography Map of the Month

'CCTVs in Chicago - Where Are They? by Aaron Moore
'Land Cover Classification, Kenosha County, WI' by Derek Kaden

'Gabet & Huc's Travels through China' by Aaron Faulkner
November: 'Measuring the Impact of the New ERA Trail in Englewood' by Jennifer Reinhardt
October: 'Mapping Pregancy and Socio-Economic Variables Across Chicago' by Sydney Thai