Welcome to the Department of Geography!

Congratulations to our Fall 2014 Graduates!



Degree Thesis

Andrews, Abby D.

Dr. Jonathan Fleming (advisor)

Master of Science in Geospatial Science Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Southern Pine Beetle Outbreaks in the Southeast United States from 1960 through 2004



Degree Concentration
Alexander, Joseph W. GIS ARHC
Anglin, Amanda G. Business Geography
Bonee, Kayleigh M. General Geography
Dean, Kendall L. GIS
Gaston, Christopher R. General Geography
Gooch, Ryan A. GIS CIS
Hayes, Andrew L. GIS
Hyche, Jordan M. GIS CIS
Landers, Jordon M. GIS
Lovett, Blake A. GIS CIS
Puckett, Nathan L. General Geography
Tyree, Robert R. General Geography
Wright, Cody L. GIS CIS

Welcome to the Department of Geography at the University of North Alabama. Our department offers a range of courses and degree options all of which are organized to match a student to their professional and career goals and then to match them with industry opportunities. Our program is unique because of the educational and professional experiences offered to students. Courses offered include Geographic Information Systems, Urban and Regional Planning, Biogeography, Geomorphology, Environmental Hazards, Human Geography, as well as a wealth of other courses in the areas of physical geography, human geography, and nature and society interaction. Tools that students learn to apply include GPS, geographic information systems, digital image processing, and others.

The Department of Geography has eight full-time faculty members and one professor emeritus with specialties in various areas of applied geography. There are over 150 students majoring in geography at the University. Each student is assigned a faculty member who will help them organize their university courses and support them in career planning. In addition, all faculty members are open to course planning and career advisement for students. Therefore, students can seek consultation with multiple faculty members. As students progress through the geography curriculum, they may have the opportunity to work with faculty on individual research projects, support existing faculty research, and/or obtain internships and cooperative education positions.

If geography is of interest to you or you have questions regarding the possibilities in geography-related careers, please contact Dr. Francis Koti, Chair of the Department of Geography at or 256-765-4246.