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Department of Geography

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Without Geography, You're Nowhere

The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes the study of landscape change and human-environment interactions in arid and mountainous environments. The Department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, remote sensing, and cartography). 


National Geography Awareness Week (GAW) is upon us! Established by Presidential decree in 1987, GAW is dedicated to promoting geographic awareness and literacy. Organized by the department's graduate and undergraduate students,  the UNR's Geography Department is proud to host activities in support of GAW across the campus and within the community. 

Schedule of Geography Awareness WeekScreening: Greening the RevolutionScavenger HuntGeography Trivia Bowl


Geography Degrees

The Department offers undergraduate and advanced degrees.



Meet the faculty, staff and students that make it all happen.


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Our department houses several research facilities.

Student Resources

Geography Students

What you need to make the most out of your student experience.

Contact Us

Department of Geography (0154)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6995

Fax (775) 784-1058

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