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.


Browse the Geography Department Collections:

Award Winning Geography Papers

Bridging the Divide: Connecting Consumption and Production in a Globalized Economy

Cities in the 21st Century

Faculty Publications

Geography Capstone Projects

Geography Department Class Projects

Geography Department Oral Histories

Geography Honors Projects