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Programs : Doctoral : Specializations

The program is designed around a limited number of systematic geographic specialties and methodological techniques. Research in the department has a limited number of regional focuses. To better understand the department’s research, review the Faculty Specializations and Research and Ongoing Projects.

Areas of Study

  1. Human Geography – Urban, Social, and Political Geography
  2. Environmental Geography– Society and Environment, Watershed/Ecosystems Analysis
  3. Physical Geography – Biogeography, Climatology, Hydrology, Landscape Ecology
  4. Methodological Techniques

Each student’s program is designed around at least one of the four specialty areas and normally at least one of the methodological technique emphases. The main regional foci are California, Latin America, Mexico-U.S. borderlands, Africa, and Asia.

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