Maps for Good
Ross Donihue ’11 builds on cartography skills learned at Macalester to promote conservation of critical landscapes.
Mapping North Minneapolis
Mac geography students partnered with a local organization to tell a story using maps.
Networking in D.C.
Through MacConnect DC, Joe Klein spent his spring break networking and talking about careers with Macalester alumni in Washington, D.C.
Students visited Minnesota's Iron Range and found lessons relevant to their study of Mongolia.
GIS for Public Health
Students used GIS to investigate critical public health problems in the West Bank, Palestine.
Criminal Justice Research
Charlie Stanton makes use of the Twin Cities with nearby internships.
Welcome to the Geography Department
Macalester's nationally and internationally recognized Geography Department, founded in 1947 by Hildegard Binder Johnson, is unusually broad in scope for an undergraduate liberal arts college. The department leads students through an exploration of urban and regional planning, environmental geography, cartography, geographic information science and socioeconomic development in various regions of the world. Students may major or minor in geography. Students may also take a specialized minor focused on Geographic Information Systems or major in geography with an additional concentration in Urban Studies.
The Geography Department Received the Presidents' 2015 Civic Engagement Steward Award
This award is presented to a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group that has significantly advanced the campus' distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others' civic engagement and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of Engagement