The interdisciplinary nature of the geography and meteorology department, along with its welcoming and collegial faculty, gives students special insight into the interplay among natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The Valparaiso University geography and meteorology department is home to the interrelated disciplines of geography and meteorology. The department also offers programs in American Indian studies and geographic information systems (GIS); in conjunction with nearby Indiana University Northwest, the department offers a major in geology.
The department’s programs make use of superb facilities and share a commitment to rigorous classroom instruction, mastery of technical skills, and extensive field work.
- The geography B.A. and minor combine study of human, environmental, and physical geography with skills in geospatial technology
- The B.A. in geography education prepares students to teach social studies at the high school level
- The B.S. in geography focuses on the physical structure of Earth through geospatial technology
Departmental Statement on Diversity
The Department of Geography and Meteorology at Valparaiso University is committed to principles of diversity and fully supports the univerity's statement on equal opportunity. We seek to provide equal access to educational opportunities for all students. We are committed to fostering a welcoming departmental environment in which faculty, staff, and students have opportunities to learn about the value of diversity and practice respect for individual differences. The department invites and encourages students of all backgrounds to take our classes and consider majoring in our programs.