Department of Geography

Welcome to the Department of Geography at UNA!

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, Principles of City 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 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 ftkoti@una.edu or 256-765-4246. 

If you are interested in learning more about our exciting Masters program in Geospatial Science contact Dr. David Brommer (Graduate Coordinator) at dbrommer@una.edu

Click here for a list of Fall 2014 textbooks.

  • Geography Club tailgating on Spirit Hill-- Saturday, October 4. UNA vs. Western Oregon. ROAR LIONS!
  • UNAGAA Conference will be October 2-3. Click Here for more information and for registration.