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Geography studies how physical, biological, and human processes shape the landscape in which we live and cause regions to differ from each other. Geography is everything!

Geographers try to:

  • To understand coupled human environmental systems in the face of land change
  • To deliver pertinent information on the vulnerability and resilience of these systems for decision making

Geography is a bridging, integrating, and synthesizing science. We combine our talents with scientists in other disciplines to make a difference as we improve people’s ability to prosper as the land changes. We also use geospatial technology (GIS, Remote Sensing, and GPS) to help solve real-world problems. For more on geospatial technology, click here.  In the summer of 2015, we received a 3-year NSF ATE grant for $200,000 to provide professional development for high school teachers and to create a Geospatial Certificate program and career pipeline.  For more, go to the GeoTech Consortium of Western New York home page. 

An A.S. degree in Geography is expected Spring 2017.  For more, please visit new and upcoming courses.

Read how local inner city youth in Rochester are using geospatial technology to explore crime, vacant housing, busing schedule and more.  They are GIS Scholars!

Without Geography, you're nowhere!

Mount Hope Tour
with Professor Boester

Geospatial Technology Courses
Geospatial Technology

Weather Station
MCC's WeatherWeb!


MCC is the host of the
New York Geographic Alliance (NYGA)


MCC Geography/GIS Alumni wins prestigious undergraduate Geospatial award!

A former MCC Geography/GIS student recently won the "Marble-Boyle award”, supported by Mr. Jack Dangermond of ESRI.

Location & Contacts

Brighton Campus

Building 8, Room 212
Hours: M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Phone: (585) 292-2015