About the Department

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).

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.

Academic Programs

Geography Majors and Minors

  • 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

Geography »

Meteorology Major and Minor

The meteorology program offers a B.S. degree in atmospheric science, a discipline that draws heavily on the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, and chemistry.

Meteorology »

GIS Minor

The geographic information systems minor offers instruction in the use of computers to map and analyze multiple layers of spatial data.

GIS Minor »