Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Geography and Mapping Sciences is to educate students to identify, describe, and analyze relationships and interactions between people and their physical and cultural environments; to understand the interdependence of regions throughout the world; and to demonstrate and evaluate the interdisciplinary nature of geography. The department serves as the center for Geographic Information Science education on campus which has broad-based multidisciplinary application. The department directly supports key aspects of the University mission in the areas of global and international education, multidisciplinary education, and sustainability through education; research, scholarly, and creative activity; and, service.