With minors, bachelor's degrees, certificates and master's degrees available, the CU Denver Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences has a broad range of course offerings designed to appeal to a diverse group of students. If you've ever wondered how people, places, and resources influence one another, we hope you'll discover more using the links below.

Bachelor of Arts​

Specialization options: General Geography, Environmental Sciences, Environment, Society, and Sustainability, Urban Studies, and Environmental Science Education.


Four options that expose stud​ents to the breadth of environmental issues while allowing for deeper explorations that students choose for themselves.

Master of Arts and Master of Science ​

We have two graduate programs: a Master of Arts in Applied Geography & Geospatial Sciences, and a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences.

PhD Program

The PhD program in Geography, Planning and Design encompasses the social, environmental, and spatial sciences and reflects our commitment to collaboration and integration across traditional academic disciplines.


Bolster your expertise and marketability with a certificate. We offer certificates in Geographic Information Systems, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, and Environmental Science Education.