The Department of Geography and Anthropology prepares students for better global citizenship by educating them about the world and its peoples. Critical thinking about cultures, environments, space, and place is central to this mission. As the pace of globalization increases in the 21st century, these elements are vital in fostering an awareness, understanding, and ability to conceptualize, articulate, and influence the forces that are changing the Earth’s human and environmental landscapes. The Department of Geography and Anthropology offers courses that contribute to baccalaureate degrees in Geographic Information Science, Anthropology, and Geography. The Department offers a wide range of specialties including geographic information systems and remote sensing, cultural anthropology, cultural geography, physical anthropology, physical geography, archaeology, regional area studies, and urban/economic geography. Graduates from this Department’s programs acquire a variety of theoretical and practical skills that prepare them well for a competitive job market or entry into graduate level programs in the social science tradition.