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Fall Courses and Textbook List Now Up!
Click here for the list of undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Geography in the Fall Term (Grad students- click on the Graduate Program tab then on Current Students)
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Congratulations to our graduates!
The UNA Geography Alumni Association just grew by 24 members. Congratulations to our students who were awarded MS in Geospatial Sciences or BA/BS in Geography degrees at the Spring '15 Commencement!
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!
Dr Bill Strong Named NCGE Award Winner!
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!
#unageo a Big Winner at A&S Awards Gala
The Department received numerous awards at the inaugural College of Arts and Sciences Awards Gala, including Online Presence. Matt Allen, Robby Thompson, and Dr Jonathan Fleming won individual awards.
Home to #unageo, this historic building has stood tall since 1855 when it was constructed as the new home for LaGrange College- now known as the University of North Alabama
Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of North Alabama!
Course Offerings: Fall 2015 (Undergraduate)
Course Offerings: Fall 2015 (Graduate)
Textbook List: Fall 2015 (Undergraduate and Graduate)
Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Graduates!
Lane, Jesse M.
Dr. Michael Pretes (advisor)
|Master of Science in Geospatial Science||Maritime Exposure and Economic Prosperity: Why Location Matters|
Maloney, James P.
Dr. Jonathan Fleming (advisor)
|Master of Science in Geospatial Science||Perspective Based Concealment Analysis|
Miller, Timothy A.
Dr Greg Gaston (advisor)
|Master of Science in Geospatial Science||The Effect of Beaver Dams on Nutrition and Stream Quality in North Alabama Streams|
Odhiambo, Mary G.
Dr. Francis Koti (advisor)
|Master of Science in Geospatial Science||Spatial Incidence of Obesity in the State of Alabama|
|Allen, Matthew C.||GIS||CIS|
|Brackin, Samuel L.||GIS||CIS|
|Burcham, Tyler K.||GIS||MILS|
|Chapman, Christopher W.||General Geography|
|Ferguson, Ross N,||General Geography||INTL|
|Fore, Christina D.||General Geography|
|Green, Tucker M.||General Geography|
|Hoffman, Jeffery M.||General Geography|
|Johnson, Katelyn S.||GIS|
|Kachelman, Alan J.||GIS||BNAD|
|Keener, Carrie L.||General Geography||HIST|
|Miller, Royce J.||GIS|
|Murphy, John E.||GIS|
|O'Conner, Sharon C.||GIS|
|Rager, Jacob L.||GIS|
|Siegel, Benjamin A.||GIS||MILS|
|Simpson, Laquanda M.||GIS|
|Thompson, Chad R.||Business Geography|
|Wade, Erin T.||GIS|
|Spidel, Katelyn D.||GIS||French and GEOHCI/UX|
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