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
Nature-Society Studies Concentration
Urban Development and Planning Concentration
Standard Geography Minor
Urban Geography and Planning Minor
Nature-Society Studies Minor
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program
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. In 2016 the
American Association of Geographers honored DePaul's Department of Geography
with its award for Bachelors Program Excellence.
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.
Each month the department features a different map. See this month's map.
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