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Geography and Anthropology

Producing legends since 1916

Take your place alongside successful department of Geography and Anthropology students and alumni. Our well-rounded curriculum produces graduates who have exceptional critical thinking, technical and communication skills. Experienced faculty and staff have high expectations and go the extra mile to provide you with great learning opportunities. Interesting student-faculty research and dedicated office hours are just a few of the ways they put their students first.

Beyond this you’ll find field experiences in more than a dozen classes, numerous internship opportunities and cutting-edge equipment that build hands-on skills to prepare you for a variety of careers. Be fully prepared to make your mark on the map with a degree from the Department of Geography and Anthropology.

The department is dedicated to UW-Eau Claire’s EDI goals and has produced a Geography + Anthropology Department anti-racist statement that reflects its commitment these goals in research, teaching, mentorship, and service.

Geography Field Seminar in Hawaii

The diversity of classes offered within the geography department allows students to customize their education based on their interests and career goals in a way that many other programs are not able to. Further, the professors are genuinely interested in helping students succeed, as evidenced by their involvement with student research, professional associations and mentoring.

Lindsay Olson Geography

Supercomputing cluster brings opportunities to Blugolds

A tool to help people. That's how Blugold Matthew DeWitte describes geospatial data. So it's no wonder he is using his undergraduate research project to do just that. Using UW-Eau Claire's supercomputing cluster, Matthew is helping predict floods in the greater Chippewa Valley area as well as helping to detect minerals and objects. 

It's a learning experience you won't find elsewhere as an undergraduate student and one of the main reasons Matthew feels prepared to enter his chosen career. Hear more from him on the benefits of having direct access to a supercomputer and how he is using what he learns at UWEC to make a difference.

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