Welcome to the Geography, Environment, and Planning Homepage

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning (GEP) was created in Fall 2017 and reflects a merger of two departments: the Department of Geography and Global Studies, and the Department of Environmental Studies and Planning (ENSP). The new Department’s mission is to promote excellence in teaching and research across five areas of focus: human-environment conflict and collaboration, building resilience with environmental systems, the application of geospatial and quantitative analyses to solving complex environmental and societal problems, management and planning for community and environmental sustainability, and urban planning. We prepare students for careers in environmental professions, for graduate studies, and for their role as informed and thoughtful global citizens.

Beginning in the autumn of 2018, the Department offers all new students a new Geography and Environment BA major. Details for that degree and each concentration are available under the GEP link to the left. Students currently in the ENSP or Geography major will be able to change to the new major or keep their original major in either Environmental Studies and Planning or Geography.