University of Colorado at Boulder

Dept Strengths

We’re experts at bridging the physical and human sciences

We bring a holistic perspective to the physical and human processes that shape the world around us, and we strive to understand how people interact with, are shaped by, and in turn help shape, our world. Our teaching and research span an exceptional array of disciplines and we excel at providing field-oriented, hands-on experience. We train our students – in a friendly, well-supported environment – to be top scientists as well as citizens of the broader world to which we’re all connected.


Diverse Education

Physical, human, environment-society, and GIScience


Hands-On Experience

Learn by doing, not just studying


Solid Foundation

Strong student support and advising; great job placements


Engaging Research

White lab coat probably not required


Strong Field Focus

Opportunities abound for field trips and field research


Deep GIScience

Research the theory of GIS & remote sensing, not just learn methods


Friendly Atmosphere

We have active student communities