Department of Geography
207 Arts and Sciences Building
1000 E University Ave
7:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F
Laramie, WY 82071
"Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment" (1996-1999 The Association of American Geographers)
The Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming intends to further its prominence as a regional institution with emphases in both human and physical geography, as well as a specific focus within the geographical information sciences. We are committed to teaching and research, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and to service to the community, the state, and the region.
We are also committed to providing leadership in geographic education for the state's public schools. We strive to provide our students with a depth of critical geographical thinking that will allow them to solve spatial problems. We also aspire to educate our students to understand the conceptual elements of our discipline and to develop the ability to integrate both spatial thinking and spatial concepts with a number of related disciplines in both the social and natural sciences. To this end, we have a curriculum that emphasizes: