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Geography and the Environment


New Introductory Physical Geography Course in Fall 2020

Looking for a lab science and/or quantitative course?  Consider GEOG 1102 Physical Geography, a fascinating introduction to the processes shaping the Earth’s natural environment.   

Beginning in the Fall 2020 term, this course replaces our previous introductory physical geography offerings, GEOG 1110 Atmospheric Science and GEOG 1120 Earth Science.     

Interested?  For more information about this course, click here.



The Department of Geography and the Environment at KPU provides students with the unique opportunity to discover the world around them in a discipline that blends approaches and perspectives from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.  Geographers study the spatial dimensions of the natural environment and human activities and examine the connections between the human and non-human realms.  

The study of Geography at KPU cultivates the development of a broad, but integrated, base of knowledge about the world while providing opportunities for more focused topical specialization.  In the course of their education, Geography students develop their capacity to collect, manage, interpret, analyze, and produce cartographic, statistical, visual, oral, and textual information.

With this foundation of knowledge and skills, Geography students are well prepared to begin employment in a wide range of careers, to pursue more advanced studies in Geography and related disciplines, and to work to make the world a better place.

Welcome to our website.  Please explore our offerings, meet our instructors, and consider taking a Geography course at KPU—you may be surprised at where your interests take you!