Our Department

Degrees Offered

Geography @ Berkeley offers a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, a Minor in Geography, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Geography. The Department does not offer a Master’s program.

Go to Geography Studies in the menu bar to read more about the degree programs.

Why study Geography?

All human activity takes place on a geographic stage of great diversity and constant transformation. For more than a century, the Geography Department at Berkeley has been a leading center of scholarship about earth’s landscapes and human relationships to the environment. Our inquiries encompass a wide range of topics, from the economies and cultures of cities and built landscapes, to tropical climates and the flow of polar ice sheets. We combine rigorous empirical work with deeply conceptual theoretical analyses, always recognizing the importance of both spatial processes and accumulated histories. We use geographic analyses to illuminate the abiding problems of the modern world.