The Department of Geography offers training in fundamental geographic skills and the opportunity for advanced study and research in a variety of fields within the discipline. Areas of emphasis reflect faculty interest and competence and include cartography and visualization; cultural-historical, economic, environmental, physical, political, and urban geography; geographic education; geographic information systems; global positioning systems; and remote sensing. Programs of study lead to the Ph.D., M.A., and M.S. degrees. The department has a strong record of success in graduate placement in private- and public-sector careers as well as in the academic sphere. To assist in its educational role, the department administers the GISciences Research Laboratory, the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, the Climate Research Laboratory, the Biogeomorphic Research Laboratory, the Center for Excellence in Geographic Education and the South Carolina Geographic Alliance. In addition, the department has strong linkages with the Southeast Regional Climate Center and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) functions of the University.
Fall Semesters (for funding consideration): February 1st
Fall Semesters (without funding consideration): April 1st