2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geography Department

Christopher Badurek, chair
Old Main, Room 138
Fax: 607-753-4114
Email: geography.department@cortland.edu

School of Arts and Sciences

Students and professor looking at a map


Christopher Badurek, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, Wendy Miller, Melinda Shimizu

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Geography (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Minor in Geographic Information Systems
Minor in Geography


Offered in Geographic Information Systems 
Advanced Geospatial Applications
Computer Techniques
Demographics and Business Geographics
Environmental Science


Through the Geography department, students may choose a program leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography that includes a 12 credit hour foreign language requirement. The Bachelor of Science program in Geographic Information Systems incorporates specialization in Advanced Geospatial Applications, Computer Techniques, Environmental Science, or Demographics and Business geographics (see GIS program below).

Special Features

  • High-tech training in a friendly, supportive environment
  • ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) authorized learning center with 25 GIS workstations – learn advanced applications including network analysis and 3D modeling applications
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) – master field survey techniques using handheld units.
  • Internships – numerous opportunities with local, state and federal agencies and study abroad options at various locations
  • Student-faculty research opportunities


  1. Degree Requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours B.S. – 60 credit hours



Dual Major