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Geography and the Environment

Honors, Clubs and Awards

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Professor Jane Read with graduate

Geography Distinction Program

To accompany the Renée Crown University Honors Program, the department offers the Distinction in Geography to its undergraduate majors. Through this program, majors have the opportunity to complete original geographic research in an area of their choosing and work closely with a geography faculty member on a research project. The Program for Distinction in Geography gives undergraduates the chance to work independently on their own research projects and to study a topic of their choosing in an in-depth manner.

Gamma Theta Upsilon Geographical Honor Society

Founded in 1928, Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) is an international honor society for geography students who have met academic requirements and share a background and interest in geography. GTU members are invited to sponsored speaker events, campus-wide programs, field trips, social events and more. 

Membership in an academic honor society is evidence of your dedication and competency in your career field. You will improve your expertise in the field of geography through networking and learning about burgeoning research areas. Members are also eligible to apply for scholarships through the national chapter. 

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Professor Robinson with students

Undergraduate Geography Awards

Geography department faculty and staff identify several seniors per year to receive special awards in recognition of their many contributions to the undergraduate geography program. The full list of awards and details can be found on the department’s Answers page.

Syracuse Among Top Fulbright Award Producing Universities in 2020-21

Syracuse University students and graduates are top candidates for prestigious awards, domestically and internationally, including the Rhodes Scholarship, Truman Scholarship and Fulbright Fellowships. In 2020-21, the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, Syracuse University was included in the list of top Fulbright Award producing institutions.

Students are encouraged to visit the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising (CFSA) for more information.

Fullbright Program
Geography and the Environment Undergraduate Studies
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