Geographical Sciences Mission and Vision Statement

Mission:

To make fundamental contributions to the advancement of geographic science by:

  • Conducting disciplinary and integrative research in the physical and social sciences that spans local to global scales, with an emphasis on a geospatial perspective of our changing planet and its sustainability.
  • Equipping undergraduate and graduate students to meet the challenges associated with the continuing evolution of geographic science while providing them with vibrant and fulfilling educational experiences.
  • Applying geographic science to societal and environmental issues in our state, the nation and the global community.

 

Vision:

To lead the development of academic, educational, and research directions of human and natural systems, land cover/and land use change and geospatial information science, harnessing the integrative nature of geographic science to answer fundamental questions of global importance.