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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Geography Department
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The History of Minnesota State Geography

Welcome to the home of Minnesota State Geography and the home of the Minnesota State Earth Science Programs.
Please take a moment to click on this link to learn more about the long tradition of Geographic Excellence at Minnesota State University.

Program Offerings

Undergraduate - Geography B.S./B.A. (areas of focus include: human/cultural geography, physical geography, geographic information systems, remote sensing)

Undergraduate - Earth Science B.S./B.A. (areas of focus include: natural hazards, environmental hazards, geomorphology, weather, climate, natural resource management, water resource management)

Graduate - Geography M.S.

Certificate Programs - Geomorphology and Earth Surface Processes

Why Major in geography

Laboratories and Other Facilities

  • Cartography Lab
  • Geographic Information Systems Lab
  • Geographic/Earth Science Field Equipment
  • MSU's Weather Lab
  • other Earth Science Facilities


News and Events


  • Geography students head to the San Juan Mountains and Silverton, Colorado to study snow/ice/mountain geography and understand the controversy surrounding acid mine drainage and Superfund designation in the area
  • Invasive Carp capture near New Ulm, no impact on ongoing collaborations with DNR on understanding the Minnesota River. For more information contact Dr. Larson (
  • Summer course schedules are available! Please check out the many opportunities Geography provides over the summer. Many online and in-person classes to choose from!