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Geography is a discipline that integrates the environmental and social sciences. Geography studies location, places, regions, human-environment interactions, and movement. Its tools include cartography and geographic information systems (GIS). On the job, Geography graduates address social, physical, and environmental problems from the global to the local scale.
Geography courses address topics that range from urban restructuring, energy consumption and population dynamics to resource scarcity, climate change and natural hazards. Regional courses emphasize Africa, Europe, Russia and the Eurasian States, and United States. Methods courses emphasize map design and spatial analysis.

Pitt-Johnstown offers the only Geography degree program within the University of Pittsburgh system.

Contact us: William Kory (Department Head), 110A Krebs Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA 15904. Telephone: (814)269-2994. Email:

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Last Reviewed: November 7, 2007