Geography and Geographic Information Science

Geography and Geographic Information Science

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Geography is a field that uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand patterns of human activity and natural processes on the surface of the earth. Geographers are often called upon to analyze and solve problems that deal with interactions between people and the environment. Geography appeals to students who have a wide range of interests that involve human activities and their impacts on the natural environment.

Geographic Information Science is a set of techniques that include Cartography (the art and science of map making), GIS - Geographic Information Systems (the analysis of spatial patterns), and Remote Sensing (the analysis of satellite imagery). These techniques are useful in displaying, understanding, and analyzing spatial relationships. Many other disciplines, such as biology, business, marketing, criminal justice, land use planning, and urban studies utilize mapping techniques.

Why study Geography and GIS at UWRF?

  • The Geography and GIS program equips you with hands-on experience for a variety of careers in a rapidly growing industry.
  • Faculty are active specialists in the field.
  • GIS certificate and degree completion programs for continuing education
  • State-of-the-art GIS lab
  • Individualized plan options
  • Abundant education abroad opportunities, including geography coursework
  • Active internship program


Geography Banquet

Geography & GIS Department Banquet
Friday, May 3, 2019
5 - 8 p.m.
Junior's Restaurant & Tap House
414 S. Main Street
River Falls, WI 54022

Students:  Free   
Non-students: $22.00

All are welcome!
Registration ends April 19.
Registration is now closed


Contact Us

Geography and
Geographic Information Science
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
344 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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