The Department of Geography and Regional Studies at the University of Miami has a history of achievement and productivity that reaches back more than half a century. With nine full-time faculty members, our national and international reputation for scholarship has reached a high level. Our faculty members specialize in the fields of Globalization and Urban Change, Environmental Analysis, and Development Studies. In addition, we now have a well-resourced GIS and Spatial Statistics Laboratory, a Laboratory Manager, and graduate students who assist the faculty with their research and teaching. The number of undergraduate majors has increased substantially in recent years.