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Geography

Geography is recognized for both its physical, environmental, cultural, and technical attributes. The physical realm examines the Earth’s dynamic systems and landscape evolution while the environmental realm focuses on human interaction with the constantly changing forces of nature. The cultural realm examines human health, demographics and economics.


Program Overview

"After graduation I am thinking about applying to graduate school and pursuing a PhD. My ideal career would involve monitoring and conserving marine ecosystems through the application of GIS."
– Mike Desjardins

Do you love maps and the great outdoors?

Geospatial technologies, including GIS, remote sensing, and computer mapping, are vital tools in geographic research.

Are you interested in geopolitics, economic development, environmental impact, and regional planning?

Geography examines the Earth through the lens of human-environment interaction. Geography is recognized for both its physical, environmental, cultural, and technical attributes. The physical realm examines the Earth’s dynamic systems and landscape evolution while the environmental realm focuses on human interaction with the constantly changing forces of nature. The cultural realm examines human health, demographics and economics. More about Program Overview


Department Faculty

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Geography faculty are known for their accessibility to students (beyond regular office hours) and distinction in teaching and research. More about Department Faculty


Student Profiles

Read stories from current KSC Geography students and alums. Learn about the breadth and depth of knowledge and experience gained in the geography program and applied in the real world. More about Student Profiles


News

June 15, 2017 –

“Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves,” claimed Euripides, way back around 400 BC. And his sentiment is certainly reflected today in the experiences that such Keene State professors as Jo Beth Mullens and Christopher Cusack create for their students. Last semester, they took a group of 17…

December 22, 2016 –

A group of Keene State senior geography majors went underground, in a manner of speaking, during the fall semester. For a capstone course led by Dr. Lara Bryant, they took on a request to help out the Chesterfield, New Hampshire, Historical Society with a cellar hole mapping project.

“Basically, what…

April 18, 2016 –

Keene State alum Rick Brackett ’07 led nearly 25 Keene State geography students and two staff members on a hunt for changes to a parcel Keene conservation land Thursday afternoon in order to explain just what he and Monadnock Conservancy do and give them a chance to test their nature-navigating…

March 9, 2016 –

There’s been nothing elementary about Brittany LaFleur’s first two years at Keene State College. Already working in the classroom with the local Keene Head Start program, the sophomore elementary education/geography major from Woodstock, Connecticut, joined a local panel to discuss what steps can be taken to ensure children in the…

February 1, 2016 –

Normally one wouldn’t associate the study of geography with the study of respiratory illness, but in Keene there is a surprising link that is being uncovered by a partnership between the Environmental Studies and Geography departments and the city of Keene.

Community GIS (geographic information system) Coordinator and Keene State…


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