Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A concentration in Environmental Studies was created in 1971 in the B.A. in Geography offered by the Department of Geography. In 1974, the name of the concentration changed from “Environmental Studies” to “Earth Science/Environmental Studies.” The concentration remained in Geography until 2019, when it was renamed “Earth Science.” An interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program within the […]

The State Normal and Industrial School (now known as UNCG) offered its first geography course in 1926 through the Department of Economics. In 1929, a “Geography and Nature Studies” concentration was established through the Department of Biology. The concentration would simply become known as a “Geography” concentration in 1933. An independent Geography Department was eventually […]