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The Undergraduate Experience

As an undergraduate student in ASU’s School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, you’ll tackle the world’s biggest challenges head-on. You’ll study theories and real-world implications and explore important topics like population and migration, environmental and landscape dynamics, geographic information science and technology, meteorology and climatology, and urban and regional geography. You’ll translate your knowledge into practice in research settings and in internship and employment opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in campus organizations, where you’ll meet interesting new people, make friends and expand your horizons.

The Graduate Experience

As a graduate student in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of theories and methods in geography and planning. You’ll challenge your notions of how the world works through innovative coursework. And you’ll work with world-renowned faculty on interesting and varied research projects in areas like computational spatial science, climate science, sustainability, social equity, transportation planning, urban design and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet interesting new people, enhance your commitment to your field of study and expand your horizons through campus organizations.

Campus & Community

Be a part of a thriving and dynamic college campus where a diverse student body contributes to a vibrant energy you won’t find just anywhere. Endless opportunities to learn and grow academically, professionally and personally await.

Clubs & Organizations

Consider joining an organization affiliated with the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, such as the Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Honor Society (GTU), the Student Planning Association (SPA), or ASU's chapter of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an investment in your academic and professional future, and NEURUS offers urban planning and geography students the opportunity to study best practices related to a planning issue of interest in Europe. 

Internships & Part-Time Jobs

An internship allows you to gain valuable work experience as you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to the real world. You’ll also build your network of professional contacts and oftentimes earn college credit (and even a paycheck). Learn how to find the right internship for you.

Career Opportunities

SGSUP students have the chance to work on campus with research teams and for exciting employers like the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Learn more about the many internship opportunities and job openings currently available in geography and planning.