University of Colorado at Boulder

Dept Strength

Engaging Research

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With over one-third of our faculty appointed to campus research institutes, there are many opportunities for students to participate in cutting-edge research. Many of our graduate students publish as lead or co-authors with their faculty advisors. CU Geography ranks 2nd in the nation among geography programs in National Science Foundation doctoral dissertation research funding. Many of our undergraduates work with faculty field projects in biogeography, snow hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, glaciology, and ethnography.