School of Social Sciences & EducationSustainability, Geography, and Environmental Planning

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About Our Program

The SGEP major is offered as either a B.S. or a B.A. Led by innovative faculty, this interdisciplinary major provides a direct path to a rewarding career in the public or private sector.

Students tailor the degree to their interest by concentrating in one of three tracks:

  • Sustainability and Resiliency
  • Geography and GIS
  • Environmental Planning

Students may concentrate in one, two, or all three areas. Graduates are awarded a certificate(s) of recognition for each concentration completed. 

Available Minors

SGEP offers three 15-credit minors that pair well with any major.

  • Geography and the Environment
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Sustainability


Get your hands dirty.

The SGEP offers numerous internship, research project, and service-learning opportunities, as well as strong connections to professionals. Explore your options and message the department for more information on how to get started!

Internship Sites

You could intern at:

  • CSX
  • Jacksonville Electric Authority
  • City of Jacksonville GIS Division
  • Jacksonville Transportation Authority
  • JaxPort
  • St. Johns County Public Works
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Parks Service
  • Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Sustainability, Geography, and Environmental Planning

The Department of Sustainability, Geography, and Environmental Planning is part of the School of Social Sciences & Education within the College of Arts & Sciences.

Contact Information

Gooding Building
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7669