Department of Geography

Aerial view of Monroe Hall and its environs

Geography is the study of the interaction between people and their environments, both human-made and natural. Geographers examine the places and regions resulting from such interaction and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and relationships.

Within the context of a liberal arts education, the Geography Department at UMW encourages students to take multidisciplinary approaches to understanding and working within the human and environmental processes and patterns that make up our world. At the same time students learn valuable communications and technical skills applicable to wide range of careers.