Welcome to the Department of Geography!
GIS Day: November 18 from 2-4!
Join us tomorrow in Wesleyan Hall as we celebrate GIS Day with a demonstration of creating apps usingArcGIS Online, a "where in the world" aerial imagery competiton, and get some free swag!
Hot off the Press! Our 2015 Newsletter
Did you pick up your copy of the 2015 Departmental Newsletter at the UNAGAA Conference? If not, no worries! Follow the link to read the digital version. Read about student and alumni success and more!
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UNA Geography Alumni of the Year Award
Michael Hughes, GIS Manager for the GIS Regional Consortium & Franklin County, AL, was presented with the UNA Geography Alumni of the Year Award by Dustin Ray (UNAGAA President elect). Congrats, Mike!
Dr Sim and Mr Baik Secure Research Grant
Congrats to Dr Sim and visiting scholar Mr Baik! They were recently awarded a grant from the Rural Research Institute of Korea to conduct research on Rurbanization and Rurban planning in the US.
Dr Bill Strong Awarded NCGE Award!
Professor Emeritus Bill Strong is the 2015 recipient of the Distinguished Mentor Award from the National Council for Geographic Education for his exceptional mentoring of geography students. Congrats!
Dr Koti Receives 10 Year Service Award
Dr Francis Koti was recognized for 10 years of service to UNA at the Annual Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon. Dr Koti is pictured with new UNA president, Dr Ken Kitts. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Abu Sayed!
Our graduate student Md Abu Sayed was married to his wife, Mehnaz Jannat Mitu, during the summer break in his home country of Bangladesh. Congratulations and well wishes to them both!
Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of North Alabama!
Our department offers a range of courses and degree options all of which are organized to match a student to their professional and career goals and then to match them with industry opportunities. Our program is unique because of the educational and professional experiences offered to students. Courses offered include Geographic Information Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Biogeography, Geomorphology, Environmental Hazards, Human Geography, as well as a wealth of other courses in the areas of physical geography, human geography, and nature and society interaction. Tools that students learn to apply include GPS, geographic information systems (GIS), digital image processing, and others.
The Department of Geography has eight full-time faculty members and one professor emeritus with specialties in various areas of applied geography. There are over 150 students majoring in geography at our University. Each student is assigned a faculty member who will help them organize their university courses and support them in career planning. In addition, all faculty members are open to course planning and career advisement for students. Therefore, students can seek consultation with multiple faculty members. As students progress through the geography curriculum, they may have the opportunity to work with faculty on individual research projects, support existing faculty research, and/or obtain internships and cooperative education positions.
If geography is of interest to you or you have questions regarding the possibilities in geography-related careers, please contact Dr. Francis Koti, Chair of the Department of Geography at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-765-4246