Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability

UPDATE 3/16: The department will be closed until further notice. For more information, please contact our Department Chair, Kevin Keenan ( or our Administrative Assistant, Teressa Stringfield (

UPDATE 3/17: Instructions to access virtual desktop are available here. For further technology support, please contact our GIS Technician and Support Specialist, Mike Brein (

The Department of Geography Planning & Sustainability (GPS) is a dynamic department composed of our faculty, staff, and students. Our faculty are an energetic group who value both student learning and innovative scholarly and applied research.

The Department currently has about 200 majors spread among our degree programs in GeographyEnvironmental & Sustainability Studies, Geographic Information Science, and Community and Environmental Planning, and the 4+1 program combining Environmental & Sustainability Studies with the Master's in Business Administration.

The Department of Geography Planning & Sustainability is located on the third floor of Robinson Hall.

Starting Fall 2020, GPS will be launching a new Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning. This program will offer comprehensive education in sustainable planning and policy, geographic information science, and community planning and site design. 

Learn more about our faculty, our academic programs, and our research through our department website. And, feel free to get in touch!

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