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Welcome to the Department of Geography at Southern Connecticut State University. I invite you to explore our website in order get to know our amazing faculty members, learn more about our innovative program offerings, explore student-faculty research opportunities, and find out more about geography as a basis for academic inquiry and professional development. Geography is an exciting, diverse and dynamic field and our department aims to provide our students with a strong foundation in geographic theory and practice in order to prepare them for the exceptional career and graduate school opportunities in geography. You may explore some of these opportunities by visiting the Association of American Geographers Online Career Guide or by talking to one of our faculty members directly.

While aiming to provide the full spectrum of a geography education to our students, our department has particular interests in Applied GIS  (Geographic Information Science and Technology),  Applied Sustainability, and Geographic Field Research. In addition, our faculty has significant national and international teaching and research experience and we aim to engage our students in collaborative research projects in a local as well as an international context. Recently our faculty and students have engaged in projects focused on coastal resilience and environmental hazards in  Connecticut, sustainable food systems in Iceland, water resource management in Central America, urban change in Central Asia, and eco-labeling in South Africa's wine Industry.

I hope that browsing our website will provide you with a glimpse into what our department has to offer in terms of learning, research and preparation for postgraduate success. Geography at Southern is an exciting and diverse program  and our students have found tremendous success after graduation. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.


 C. Patrick Heidkamp, Ph.D.

Chair, Department Geography




Department of Geography

Southern Connecticut State University
118 Morrill Hall 
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515-1355

41 20 02 N; 72 56 45 W

Phone: (203) 392-5834 
Fax: (203) 392-5833