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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 7, 2018 –

Keene State faculty and staff engage in professional development and scholarship opportunities both in and out of the classroom; they win honors, land fellowships, and undertake research and creative work. It all feeds back into the educational experience they bring to students. Here are a few recent faculty and staff…

May 11, 2018 –

Keene State College and the Harris Center for Conservation Education have a long-standing partnership that opens doors for many Keene State students and graduates through internships. Three recent graduates have begun their careers with the help of their Harris Center experiences. Congratulations to these successful graduates who are pursuing their…

March 1, 2018 –

On Tuesday, February 12, 2018, geography students presented their original research on the millennial and student housing markets in Keene at a Keene City Council meeting at City Hall. Mark Landolina ’18, Kevin Salina ’18, and Kathryn Van Veen ’18, geography majors working with faculty mentor Dr. Christopher Cusack, completed…

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…

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…


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