The Department of Geography and Planning offers 5 areas of specialty, or tracks, that students can follow, and awards a Bachelor of Arts degree.
- General Geography - for students wanting an overall mix of geography courses.
- Planning - offers students an opportunity to develop extensive coursework in planning, such as land use planning and development, transportation, planning law, and environmental planning.
- Environmental Geography - encourages environmental awareness; promotes research and service that fosters regional and global sustainability.
Elective Social Studies - incorporates the courses necessary for certification to teach.
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - focuses on techniques in spatial analysis, cartography, environmental modeling, geodatabases, and internet-based GIS. Students are able to integrate GIS into their course/degree projects work, and thesis, as well as presentations and research.
We also offer 2 minors:
- Geography and Planning
- Business GIS
For more information on programs in Geography and Planning, contact:
Dr. Dottie Ives Dewey, Chair
West Chester University
Department of Geography and Planning
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2343 or 2746