Research and Field Studies


As geographers, this is what we live for: the opportunity to be where the issues are, identify root causes and symptoms, and present viable solutions.

Sometimes our research takes us around the world. Other times it takes us even deeper, requiring us to analyze the history of an issue in a specific location, or the history of an issue across space and time.

See how our faculty and students are applying their knowledge to address some of the most pressing issues of our day here and abroad.

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get involved?

Check out these research opportunities available to geography undergrad and graduate students

Field Studies

Great Basin Research Experience

Research Centers and Groups

Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)

Ice Core Paleoclimatology Research Group

Polar Meteorology Group

Undergraduate Research Office

Funding and Research Opportunities

Grant and Competitions

Research Opportunities

OSU Research Commons



Want to see where we’ve been?

Check out our postcard and photo gallery to see where our faculty and students have traveled in the name of OSU geography.