College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Undergraduate Program in Geography and Environmental Sustainability


Spider Rock at the Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. Legend states that Spider Woman put the bones of bad children at the top of the

The primary missions of the Geography Program are to introduce the substance and methods of modern academic geography to UTSA students, and to involve them in the local, regional, and international community.  The geography faculty are sensitive to providing our majors with the foundations necessary to succeed in related careers and competitive graduate programs, and to offer a curriculum that contributes meaningfully to out students’ appreciation of an increasingly complex, divided, and shrinking world.

Our four tenure track faculty members’ expertise in cultural and social geography and GIS offers students the opportunity to explore geography’s concepts and relevance in such diverse regions as North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  In addition, we regularly hire adjunct professors specializing in physical and environmental geography, in addition to GIS and urban geography, to give our B.A. students a full range of topical courses.

The UTSA Geographical Society is an active group of geography majors, faculty, and alumni that are strongly involved in the university and urban communities.  Ongoing activities include fundraising events for victims of national disasters and poverty; career events for majors; field trips; geography bees and contests for university and high school students; trips to geography conferences; and speakers from the local geography community. For specific questions about the Society please send an email to


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