University of Oklahoma  |  Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

Geo-Humanities Degrees

What can you do with a degree in the GeoHumanities?

  • Community developer
  • Community Resources Specialist
  • Graduate studies
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Map Curator / Librarian
  • Urban and Regional Planner

This video offers a glimpse of how Geo-Humanities is practiced at the University of Oklahoma. Housed in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability, students and faculty carry out research and educational activities at the intersection of geographical thought and the creative arts. To visit or join us, contact professor Nicholas Bauch, at



Students in our program excel in creative geographical practice. Students gain a strong background in geographic theory, and engage closely with it while pursuing ways to advance geographical thinking with novel forms of expression and representation. If you like to run with ideas and get your hands dirty making things, or get out of the office to find the nooks and crannies of the most unexpected urban places, or toy with digital technology to see what it can do, then you will find an enriching intellectual growth community here.


The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university located in Norman, a suburb of Oklahoma City.  Faculty and students have access to the Innovation Hub, featuring large-scale prototyping workshops and other spaces for creative production.  The university library manages the EDGE, a a flexible experimentation and innovation space, as well as the Digital Scholarship Lab, OU's premiere digital humanities gathering spot.  The library also houses the History of Science Collection and the Western History Collections.  The College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences hosts the National Weather Center, while the Geography Department is home to the Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative, the Land Use Land Cover Institute, and the Center for Spatial Analysis.