Geography and Geology

The Department of Geography and Geology has a long history and an exciting future.

We have five programs to service those interested in the Geo-based arts and sciences:

  • Earth Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Secondary teacher certifications in Earth Science and Geography

We also have Master's programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Historic Preservation and Urban and Regional Planning. The GIS and Historic Preservation programs now cater to undergraduates pursuing a minor; along with various minors in our other programs as well.

Faculty are dedicated to giving their students the best education and experiences possible. Come to Eastern to see what we have to offer!

News/Events & Seminars


The Department of Geography and Geology is pleased to announce our new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) major in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST).  Graduates of this new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) B.S. major are in high demand in both the government and private sectors of the economy.  GIST skills are both highly marketable and transferrable to major metropolitan areas in the United States and abroad, as well as in communities of all sizes.  Please consider G&G's new STEM major that prepares you for careers in the dynamic Spatial Information Technology (SIT) sector by taking a look at the link to EMU's catalog under the Geography degree programs.


A new program in the environment at EMU! Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Society (IESS) is the newest major offered at EMU. Study towards a career in the growing "green economy." For more info, contact the IESS program coordinator- Dr. Thomas Kovacs,

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