The Geography and Planning Department is committed to an undergraduate and graduate advisement program that is personal, relevant, and supportive. Advisement should provides each student with a clear roadmap for timely completion of degree requirements and career opportunities.
We have a successful internship program that enables qualified students to gain credit and "real world experience" by working for private sector firms, local, state, or federal government agencies.
Geography and planning majors are prepared for professional positions in consulting and engineering firms and in government transportation and planning agencies. Graduates have been hired as GIS technicians, community planners, transportation planners, retail market research analysts, construction managers, environmental scientists, environmental field technicians, and hydrographic survey technicians.
The Geography and Planning Department sponsors a student Meteorology Club. The club hosts on- and off-campus events, weather-related discussions, luncheons, and more!
Techniques to stabilize eroding stream banks, spatial and socioeconomic trends in house flipping in Buffalo, mapping global education characteristics, remote sensing analysis of organic pollution in lakes in China, industrial competitiveness and competitive characteristics of service industry firms, impact of Lake Erie ice boom on local climatology, water quality and habitat assessments in the Buffalo River, sustainable sanitation and drinking water quality evaluations in Cambodia and Thailand.
Special field courses are offered in Pennsylvania and West Virginia (caving), the Bahamas, the Canadian Arctic, Cambodia, Thailand, and China.
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