Focus Areas

The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno emphasizes human-environment interactions.

Our curriculum and research specialize in the study of desert and mountain landscapes and people 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. Our approach encourages problem solving that utilizes spatial reasoning and the analysis of questions at multiple spatial scales: local, regional and global.