Degrees offered by the OU Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (DGES) provide a solid base for a variety of careers.
5-Year Accelerated Degree Programs
The department offers a wide array of paradigmatic approaches and topical specialties within the fields of geography, sustainability, and GIS. With nearly two dozen faculty, expertise on the physical and humanized earth runs the gamut from technical and field-based science to critical-theoretical and geohumanist perspectives. Here’s some of what we do: plant biogeography, freshwater ecology, and conservation biology; media and indigenous studies; hydrology, watershed processes, and water resources; political geography, political ecology, and waste politics; modeling LULC change, climate change, and impacts on agriculture; historical and cultural geography; applied climatology, renewable energy, and statistical modeling; GIS, time geography, and animal movements; sustainability of energy and water systems; environmental, energy, and agricultural economics; green community entrepreneurship; urban politics of sustainability practices; place theory; media, popular culture, and geopolitics; socio-ecological systems and climate variability; development geography; critical geography; sociotechnical systems; geohumanities and experimental creative geographies; natural hazards; and visual and mediated geographies.