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Department of Geography

Welcome to the Department of Geography

Texas State University is located in San Marcos, TX between Austin and San Antonio. The university provides an outstanding place to study both the physical and cultural elements of geography in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions. The opportunities and challenges associated with this rapid population growth provide real-world examples for geography students interested in studying the cultural-human aspects of urban and regional land-use planning, as well as the environmental issues associated with growth and development. We have state-of-the-art facilities to provide students with geographic information technology skills including GIS (geographic information systems), GPS (global positioning system), water resources, and remote sensing.

We invite you to explore our website for details about our major concentrations, student organizations and activities and geography careers.

Departmental News

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Congratulations to NSF grant recipients: Drs. Dick Boehm, Michael Solem, Jason Julian, and Jennifer Jensen (left to right)

presidential honors badgeThe Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Texas State University earns the Presidential Honors Chapter Award for 2014.





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Dr. Kanika Verma nominated for the 2014 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Award for her dissertation titled, "Geospatial Thinking of Undergraduate Students in Public Universities in the United States."




jason julian Dr. Jason Julian, a 2012 Fulbright Scholar, was recently interviewed at the US Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand,




david r butlerDr. David R. Butler's new book, "Fire Lookouts of Glacier National Park", was recently published in the Great Falls Tribune, as well as the Hungry Horse News from Columbia Falls, Montana.

Several online news sources also ran a story on the book which include: Explore Big Sky, The Daily Inter Lake.com, The Washington Times, The Bulletin, The Lewistown Morning Tribune, The Missoulian, and several other sources.


alberto giordanoDr. Alberto Giordano’s-led research on the Holocaust featured at research.gov.

Upcoming Events

 alumni reunion logo Register now for the 2014 Applied Geography Conference meeting October 15 - 17
  in Atlanta, Georgia


swaag  SWAAG 2014 scheduled for October 23-25, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  Register here.