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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

January 26, 2018 –

Three geography majors, working with faculty mentor Christopher Cusack, coordinated with staff at the Keene City Planning and Parks and Recreation departments during the fall semester on a real-life project to look at ways signage contributes to navigating the city on foot, in motor vehicles, and on bicycle.

“This project…

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January 25, 2018 –

How “green” are the transportation options in and around Keene, New Hampshire, and how likely to succeed are new green options?

Those are the key questions that three Keene State geography majors, working with Professor Christopher Cusack, aimed to answer during the fall 2017 semester through a collaborative research project…

The Keene State travelers in front of Morro Castle...
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…

The Chesterfield Cellar Hole Gang
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…

The Monadnock Conservancy's Rick Brackett...
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…


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