The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is among the nation’s most distinguished teaching and research institutions, home to the second largest academic library in the United States and the largest map collection among public universities.

Our department offers a wide range of educational and research opportunities in the rapidly-evolving field of geography and geographic information science. Undergraduate majors can choose between a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program according to their interests.

Hear from current and former GGIS majors!

Our faculty and graduate students conduct interdisciplinary research in three core areas:

Geography & GIS at Illinois is a vibrant and diverse department at the forefront of geographic and geospatial research and education. Our alumni have successful careers in higher education, local and federal government, and at companies including Esri, Google, HERE, and many more!

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) also provides valuable career resources on their website.

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