The Geography and Anthropology department is located on the second floor of the Phillips building. The department is part of the College of Arts and Science within the Univerisity of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
The department is comprised of 13 Geography faculty members, 4 Anthropology faculty members, an administrative assistant, a geospatial technology facilitator, and typically between 80 and 100 geography majors, about 20 geography minors, about 45 anthropology minors.
The department teaches a variety of courses, traditional, hybrid, and on-line, that address cultural, regional, physical, human-environmental, and geospatial technology themes within geography. Courses in cultural and physical anthropology, and archaeology are also offered.
The department is a leader in providing high impact teaching and learning practices ranging from field trips to student-faculty research. Together, students and faculty routinely present the results of their collaborative research at local, national, and even international professional conferences.