Department of Geography, Geology and Planning

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Explore and study Earth

Connect yourself to Earth’s sciences: social, physical or natural.

Survey the past and present. Use technology to build, plan and aid public needs. 

Grow through expert faculty, field trips and engaging research.

Your field awaits.

Undergraduate programs

Select a major that matches your career goals.

Student using dual monitors to complete a GIS project.


Students on a field trip, underground, in a local cave. They are wearing hard hats and using flashlights to see the cave features.


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Explore certificates

Already have a major?

Consider adding a minor.

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Explore minors

Complement or strengthen your major with a touch of science.

Research and outreach

We can help you network, grow and discover.

Local wildflowers growing next to a waterway.

Ozarks Environmental and Water Resource Institute

Protect and restore water quality in the region. Take part in projects and research.

Stacked drawers full of samples of rocks and minerals for students to use to study.

Meteorite, rock, mineral or fossil identification

You’ve found something. What is it?

Student working with local citizens for a community project.

Center for Resource Planning and Management

Build experience for your future in planning. Help plan and develop community projects.

 The Fall Semester 2021 schedule

Access the schedule to learn more about the dates, speakers and topics. All GGP seminars are free and open to the public.

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