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UCSB Geography is internationally recognized as one of the best Departments of Geography in the world, and we have been ranked among the top doctoral programs in the U.S. by a variety of indices for the last 15 years. Geography’s highly trained and diverse faculty bring together aspects of International Development Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Climatology, Terrestrial Sciences, Marine Sciences, Statistics and Operations Research, and Environmental Psychology.

The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees, including Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Students engagement, participation and interaction is both welcomed and strongly encouraged. The geography community offers opportunities through Geography Club, research internships, independent study, visiting speakers/scholars and events.