The Department of Geography is open normal business hours in Smith Hall, with limited staff availability. To make an advising appointment or access virtual drop-in advising, please visit Geography Advising.
Charting Your Path
As a UW geography student, YOU define your pathway to a successful career and life after graduation. But you don’t have to do it alone. Let us help you connect the dots between study, skills, and aspirations.
Partnering with caring faculty, our graduate students are redefining the field of geography. They work across diverse research areas, from GIScience to geopolitics to feminist and critical race geographies and more.
UW Geographers research and engage the world, drawing on approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to address pressing global concerns and make a difference in our communities.
At the UW, Geography goes far beyond maps and place names. We explore the myriad connections between people and their environments. With strengths in both spatial technologies and human geography, our students and faculty leverage cutting-edge tools and techniques to tackle the world’s most urgent challenges – from economic inequality to climate change to health inequities. As an inclusive community of curious and engaged scholars, we partner across campus and beyond to foster a more just and equitable world.