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 Institutes a New Award!

Congratulations to the first recipients of the 2016 Crystal Globe Award for Distinguished Service to the Macalester Geography Department -- Christina Morrison '04 and George Latimer  details

2015 - Presidents' 2015 Civic Engagement Steward Award

Links for Geography Students


Fall 2017 GEOG 225 Wait List Request - CLOSED

Summer Research Opportunities

Our Department in the News

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