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Geography -- we're more than just maps

What do Michael Jordan, Mother Teresa and Prince William have in common? They all majored in Geography!
Geographers study challenging social and environmental issues across scales by engaging diverse communities around the world. With geographic knowledge and skills, you can make a difference. Our faculty research and teaching programs include local, regional, and international interests in hydrology, water resources, climate science, Geographic Information Science, biogeography, sustainability, urban environments, land use analysis, cultural and political ecology, and K-12 geographic education.

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An introduction to the people and areas of study that make up Portland State University's Geography Department.

  • CURRENT STUDENT RESOURCES
  • Support geography research and education - Donate Today

    The Geography Department has the following foundation accounts:

    Geography Department: To be used as department sees fit for services, supplies, travel, equipment, etc.         

    Geography GIS:  To promote GIS – expenditures to include equipment, software, supplies, wages and graduate assistantships and fees.

    Center for Geography Education in Oregon (C-GEO): To promote preK-12 geography education in Oregon        

    Geography Scholarship: To support Geography declared undergraduate majors and graduate scholarships

    Friends of Geography Fund: Donate to Friends of Geography organized events, including field trips, invited speakers, etc.

    Make a gift to the Geography Department in memory of Thomas Harvey.