Geography & Planning

Undergraduate Programs

Ruby Jones

The Department of Geography and Planning offers 5 areas of specialty, or tracks, that students can follow, and awards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

  1. General Geography - for students wanting an overall mix of geography courses.
  2. Planning   - offers students an opportunity to develop extensive coursework in planning, such as land use planning and development, transportation, planning law, and environmental planning.
  3. Environmental Geography - encourages environmental awareness; promotes research and service that fosters regional and global sustainability.
  4. Elective Social Studies - incorporates the courses necessary for certification to teach.

  5. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  - focuses on techniques in spatial analysis, cartography, environmental modeling, geodatabases, and internet-based GIS. Students are able to integrate GIS into their course/degree projects work, and thesis, as well as presentations and research.


We also offer 2 minors:

  1. Geography and Planning
  2. Business GIS

For more information on programs in Geography and Planning, contact:

Dr. Dottie Ives Dewey, Chair

West Chester University
Department of Geography and Planning

West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2343 or 2746