Geography + Anthropology Offerings

Study the world

If understanding people and places, their cultures and environments, and the relationships within and between them sounds intriguing to you — then you will enjoy geography and anthropology. The courses offered in this department will provide you with a solid foundation in human geography, physical geography, nature-society relationships and geospatial tools and techniques. And depending on if you’re pursuing a major, minor or certificate, you will have opportunities to specialize in areas you are interested in.

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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.

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Our majors and minors

What fascinates you on this earth? With so many places, people and events that interest and inspire, you’re spoiled for choice. The majors and minors offered by the geography department illuminate these worldly wonders in unique and engaging ways.

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New geospatial major

The department of Geography and Anthropology will offer a new geospatial analysis and technology degree. View the details in this article from UWEC’s student newspaper, The Spectator.

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Certificates that empower

Gain experience in advanced geospatial technology by earning a certificate or credential from the department of Geography and Anthropology.

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