Geography & Environmental Sustainability

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About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability. Our mission is to give students the geographic and/or environmental sustainability knowledge and skills they need to interpret social, physical and environmental influences at local, regional and global scales.We enable our students to become globally capable and environmentally aware.

Why study geography?

Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers study patterns on the Earth caused by humans and nature. Since many types of patterns have formed and are constantly forming, geography encompasses very diverse fields, including:

  • nature-society interactions;
  • spatial distributions and patterns of human activities or human geography; and
  • methods and models for measuring and interpreting patterns on the Earth.

Why study environmental sustainability?

From the natural sciences to the social sciences, from collecting field data to addressing administrative policies – our Environmental Sustainability majors will be on the forefront of solving today’s and tomorrow’s environmental problems.

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Contact

Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at SUNY Oneonta
317 Milne Library
607-436-3459
Chair:
Dr. Wendy Lascell

Secretary:
Jill Stafford

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Profiles
Kyle Dudgeon
Students
One of my best experiences so far was getting to travel to New Orleans in February with a class for the wetlands restoration trip. We spent a week in the wetlands, being immersed in the culture there. It was an incredible time with even better people--an experience I surely won’t forget. I am returning next year to be a TA on the trip.
Rebecca Rogers
Students
"I studied abroad in Ireland, which was absolutely one of the coolest, best experiences I’ve ever had. I met lifetime friends and found out more about myself in those six months than I think I ever have."