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Geography and Geospatial Sciences

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Welcome to the Department of Geography and Geospatial Sciences at South Dakota State University. Geography is an exciting field that recognizes the complex relationships and linkages of human and natural systems; geography is the science of place. As such, geographers study and analyze many of today’s pressing issues, which range from climate change, human modification of the Earth’s systems, environmental hazards, resource assessment, and land use to population distributions, urbanization, cultural adaption, political organization of space, and globalization. Geographers’ tools, skill sets, and techniques, which include computer cartography, remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are recognized increasingly as essential for solving many contemporary questions and are not only being adopted by businesses and governmental agencies but also by wider society. More people are recognizing that geography is fundamental to understanding our world and solving many of the problems that confront us.

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The Science of Where

Fast Facts

Ratio of Students/Faculty

10.5
Students
1
Faculty

Number of Students

55
Undergraduate
16
Graduate

Department Scholarships Awarded

1 in 3 Students
 

Majors & Minors

3
Majors
3
Minors

Certificates

2
 

Job Placement rate

95% (as of 2019)
 

Career Development Opportunities

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Geography Alumni & Friends

Alumni & Friends

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Affiliated Organizations

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Geography Club

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Geography Convention

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Computing Resources

Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

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