Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Chicago's north side, DePaul's Department of Geography was founded in 1948. Over the last sixty-five years, the Department has grown and developed to reflect changes in the geographic discipline, in technology, and the labor market. Today, the Department includes seven full-time faculty members and five contingent faculty instructors, teaching a wide variety of courses within several sub-disciplinary and topical areas. Geography offers courses in every Liberal Studies Program Learning Domain, making it an ideal program of study for students interested in double majoring, or adding a 6-course minor.
As the largest geography department in the Chicago metropolitan region, we are positioned extremely well to be the major provider of post-secondary and professional Geography degrees and certificates. With our commitment to critical human geography and to strong specializations in Urban Geography, Geotechnologies (Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing), Cultural, and Environmental Geography, we offer high quality programs that lead to careers in government, GIS, community and international development, environmental management, and intelligence, to name a few. Many Department of Geography alumni continue their studies at the graduate level in geography, planning, and other natural and social sciences. Recent graduates have joined M.A. or Ph.D. programs in geography, urban planning, urban studies, and international relations at universities such as Syracuse University, Rutgers University, University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Maryland, UCLA, University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado at Boulder.