Founded in 1925, the discipline of geography at FSU to us is the understanding and measuring of the spatial representation of people, cities, the landscape and the atmosphere for explaining our rapidly changing world and developing public policy.
FSU geographers' interests span the range of the discipline and beyond, advancing conceptual perspectives and methodological techniques while addressing problems of significant societal importance. The Department of Geography has particular strength in human-environmental interactions and GIScience. FSU geography faculty and their students identify with one or more of four thematic clusters: Cities and Mobilities, Hurricanes and Climate Change, Urban Remote Sensing, and Space-Time and Visualization. Common to each of these clusters is a cross-cutting concern for the sustainability of the environment which blends knowledge in ecology, society, and economy while using a wide array of analytical methodologies.