Dartmouth College houses the only Geography Department in the Ivy League. Students may earn a Bachelors of Arts degree in Geography. At this time no advanced degrees are offered. Some Geography faculty are adjunct in Departments in Ph.D.-granting programs, however, and Dartmouth College has a Masters of Liberal Arts degree in which students may write a thesis with a geography faculty supervisor. Students academically qualified for admission find that Dartmouth has a generous financial aid plan, and over half of the student body receives support from either scholarships or loans.
Geography occupies the ground floor and part of the first floor in the Fairchild Physical Sciences Center. Departmental facilities are excellent, and include sophisticated cartography and remote sensing laboratories, extensive computer facilities with mapping capabilities, a well-equipped tree-ring laboratory, and fully-equipped classrooms. Baker Library holds one of the nation's finest collections of atlases and sheet maps, as well as a magnificent array of journals and books for study and research in geography. The Stefansson collection of Arctic materials is especially noteworthy. In addition to field work carried on in the local area, the department sponsors a foreign study program in Prague.
Last Updated: 9/10/12