Geography

  • Geography is visiting the Arctic for clues to global climate change
  • Geography is evaluating the effects of forest fires and other natural disasters
  • Geography is using technology to analyze global environmental change
  • Geography is understanding links between factory farming and greenhouse gasses
  • Geography is studying climatic effects in mountain forest ecology
  • Geography is analyzing dryland vulnerability to climate change
  • Geography is studying economic change and livelihoods in the global south
  • Geography is understanding the impact of suburban lawn care on local ecosystems
  • Geography is exploring decision making about urban land use
  • Geography is exploring transmission of flamenco culture in the global economy

Geography is the science of place, space, and environment

Each place on earth is distinguished by a unique mix of natural resources, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Geographers study what makes each place unique, and the connections and interactions between places.

With its highly ranked graduate and undergraduate programs, Clark University is one of the best places in the world to study Geography. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you will have an opportunity to work with nationally and internationally known faculty to examine why places are different, how those differences shape how we live, and how we in turn shape our environment. Learn more about why Clark is a great place to study geography.


Features

2014 Wallace W. Atwood Lecture

The Graduate School of Geography's 2014 Atwood Lecture featured Professor Richard Alley, esteemed Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State University, and PBS host. Professor Alley presented "Learning While Burning: An Optimistic View of Energy, Environment, and Our Future" on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 PM in Tilton Hall. View the event announcement.

Watch the lecture here via Livestream

William C. Clark lectures at Clark University

Earth Transformed + 25 Anniversary Symposium
View William C. Clark's powerpoint presentation here: From The Earth Transformed by Human Action to Sustainability Science

This year's Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Endowed Lecture, titled "From Earth Transformed to Sustainability Science", is in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Earth Transformed by Human Action Symposium. William C. Clark will lecture, with discussion by B.L. Turner II and Robert W. Kates. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. This event is cosponsored by the Marsh Institute, the Graduate School of Geography and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.

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NRC top ranking

NRC ranked top 10

Clark's Graduate School of Geography was ranked first in one overall category in the revised NRC rankings and placed in the top-10 for the other three overall categories, thus confirming Clark's position as one of the nation's top geography programs.
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Latest Departmental News

Director of the Graduate School of Geography, Anthony Bebbington, Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, has received a prestigeous 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for his work: Natural resource extraction in Latin America: transforming the human-environme