Geography, Geology & Environmental Science

Contact Information

Peter Jacobs
Department Chair | Professor
Phone: (262) 472-1082
Location: Upham 120A

John Frye
Associate Professor, Master Advisor
Phone: (262) 472-5270
Location: Upham 116

Susie Olson
Academic Dept Assoc
Phone: (262) 472-1071
Location: Upham 120

Geography, Geology & Environmental Science

Gaining expertise regarding what is around us, above us, and underneath us in the physical world is a pursuit that is exciting, gratifying, and crucial to further our knowledge as human beings. This is the world of geography and geology.

The Department of Geography, Geology & Environmental Science offers an array of physical science, social science, and technical courses covering a wide range of academic interests and career paths that students may pursue. The six tracks in the department include:

  • General Geography
  • Geology
  • International/Regional
  • Physical/Environmental
  • Quantitative/Technical
  • Urban/Suburban

Faculty

All tenure-track faculty and most academic staff in the department hold doctoral degrees. Strong student evaluations of instructors indicate a high measure of effective teaching.

Hands-on Learning

Faculty often hire students as technical specialists to assist in computer labs and as assistants on faculty-generated teaching and research grants. Some offer travel study opportunities. In addition, students can intern with local businesses, environmental offices, and city, county, and regional planning agencies. Most internships are paid. Recent firms/agencies include:

  • City of Janesville (WI)
  • Jefferson County (WI)
  • Johnson Controls
  • Land Information Office
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Student Organizations

Students can pursue a variety of educational, social, and travel opportunities with the Whitewater Geography Association (WGA). A local chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, geography's national student organization, is open to qualified students.

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Location

College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621
E-mail: reicherr@uww.edu

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