Study landscapes, people and the dynamic relationships between them. We offer an unparalleled opportunity to study mountain landscapes, community and environmental planning and geospatial science and technologies. You’ll learn how to acquire and analyze diverse types of data to answer pressing questions of our time. You will also develop strong communication and leadership skills and learn how to help communities navigate their futures. Our graduates work in business, industry, government, education and natural resources.


of graduates are employed or in graduate school


acres of land managed for faculty and student research and learning

Founded in 1913

committed to sustainability for more than 100 years



Student Highlight

  • Katherine Campbell
    Katherine Campbell

    After graduating with a degree in geography, Katherine Campbell will move to Sapporo, Japan, to attend language school for the next year and a half.

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Research Highlight

  • Bhutan mountain pass
    Mountain Studies

    Professor Sarah Halvorson's teaching and research interests are diverse, from gender and social aspects of water resources to international development in Central and South Asia and Africa to and landscape transformations in the Rocky Mountain West. Halvorson was instrumental in renewing a memorandum of understanding with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research in Bhutan.