Department of Geography, Planning, and Sustainability

UPDATE 9/16/21: The Department Office is open on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact our Department Chair, Kevin Keenan ( or our Administrative Assistant, Teressa Stringfield (

UPDATE 11/6/20: Instructions to access university software and Citrix virtual desktop are available here. For GIS or 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 175 majors spread among our degree programs in Geography, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, Geographic Information Science, and Community and Environmental Planning, and the 4+1 programs in Environmental & Sustainability Studies with the Master's in Business Administration and Community and Environmental Planning with the Master’s of Science in Urban and Regional Planning.

The Department of Geography Planning & Sustainability is located in Discovery Hall, Room 218.

GPS launched its new Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning in Fall 2020. This program offers 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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