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Message from the Chair

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Jennifer Jensen - Chair

Welcome to the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies website at Texas State University! We are a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse academic community that offers a breadth of curricula and degree programs that span the best of both worlds: the combination of liberal arts and sciences. Our undergraduate and graduate programs cover various aspects of geography, such as environmental change, human-environment interactions, urban and regional planning, and geospatial technologies and our outstanding faculty work with students to couple their research with experiential learning opportunities. We regularly offer students the opportunity to participate in field experiences and research projects locally, regionally, and around the world; all supervised by faculty experts in their fields. 

Our faculty and students are committed to advancing the understanding of the complex and dynamic relationships between people and the environment, and to addressing the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century. I invite you to come discover where Geography and Environmental Studies can take you! Take some time to explore our site and know that the department welcomes inquiries and feedback from anyone interested in our work and mission.