Geography

Welcome to the Geography Department! The department resides in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, but also caters for students in the Faculty of the Humanities. The Department of Geography is present on two UFS campuses, namely Bloemfontein and QwaQwa, and each campus offers various undergraduate, honours, master’s and doctoral degrees.  We offer quality education in many geography disciplines, ranging from environmental studies, human geography, physical geography and geographical information systems.

It is a focused and dynamic department where students are more than just numbers. Students are exposed to real-world issues, and are taken on excursions to expose them to practical environmental and developmental problems.

What can I become after studying Geography?

  • Environmental manager
  • Environmental impact assessor/auditor
  • Town and regional planner
  • GIS specialist in private and public sectors
  • Work in local, provincial, and national government departments related to land-use change, strategic spatial planning, housing planning
  • Work in integrated development planning and local economic development

More information on all the Geography Department’s achievements, milestones, staff and student activities and much more, can be found in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences’ annual reports.  The reports can be accessed here.

Contact details

             

BLOEMFONTEIN CAMPUS

Programme Director (Academic Enquiries)
Eldalize Kruger 
E:  KrugerE@ufs.ac.za
T:  +27 51 401 2185

General Enquiries

Nolene van Dyk
E:  VanDykN@ufs.ac.za
T:  +27 51 401 2255

Head of Department
Prof Samuel A Adelabu
E:  AdelabuSA@ufs.ac.za
T:  +27 51 401 9927                                                       

QWAQWA CAMPUS

Programme Director (Academic Enquiries)

Dr Melissa Hansen
E:  HansenMM@ufs.ac.za
T:  +27 58 718 5473

General Enquiries

Meiki Lebeko
E:  lebekomk@ufs.ac.za
T:  +27 58 718 5475

Acting Subject Head of Department
Dr Melissa Hansen
E:  HansenMM@ufs.ac.za
T:  +27 58 718 5473


BLOEMFONTEIN CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531
E:vdberge@ufs.ac.za

QWAQWA CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284
E:naturalscienceqq@ufs.ac.za

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