Field Experiences

Students experiencing in field work

Geography and planning have always been driven by a spirit of exploration, and are best learned in the field. The Department of Geography at Miami emphasizes the importance of taking learning beyond the classroom.

This spirit of exploration runs throughout the curriculum:

  • Many of our classes, introductory onward, include a strong field research component.
  • Our advisors work with students to find study abroad opportunities right for their majors (including our own winter and summer offerings).
  • We seek to connect students to quality internships (link).
  • Our capstone and advanced courses include field research and service-learning projects. Our “Urban Field Experience” capstone is partially taught in Chicago.
  • Departmental funds support eligible student travel and research, undergraduate and graduate.

Students can find additional support from Global Initiatives and Community Engagement and Service.