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Navigate the world. Plan the future.

Investigate complex worlds and plan for better futures by studying geography, geographic information science or urban planning.

Whether you are interested in spatial data science, city planning and housing or the intersections of people and planet, here you can gain the tools you need to succeed.

Undergraduate degrees

Graduate degrees

Online degrees


Solving societal and environmental challenges.

Students and faculty at our school pursue hands-on learning and research to solve societal and environmental challenges. They are actively engaged in developing solutions at a local, national and global scale.

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Flexible degrees

including fully online options.


in the world for urban climate research.


in funded research over the past five years.

Leading climate research,

including the SW-IFL and Urban Climate Research Center.


in Department of Energy funding for research on extreme heat in Arizona.

Transdisciplinary applications

for GIS and earth mapping through SPARC.


Technical skills with real-world applications.

Urban planners and geographers have diverse and lucrative career paths in environment, health care, housing, climate and more. See some of the many job opportunities that await you.


City planner


Community developer

Conservation scientist

Emergency resource manager

Environmental analyst

Field researcher

Forest ranger

Geospatial data analyst

GIS software developer

Intelligence analyst

Land surveyor

Natural resources specialist

Parks and recreation administrator

Public health manager

Remote sensing analyst

Transportation planner

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My GIS and physical geography coursework equipped me with knowledge and skills that were unique and valuable to federal land management agencies.

GIS applications are increasingly used for fieldwork, and GIS data and analysis is the foundation of many evaluations and decisions.”

Chandler Schoch
Ranger technician, Bureau of Land Management
BS in geography, 2019. 


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