The specialization in Geography is a newly created specialization within the doctoral program in Earth and Environmental Sciences founded in 1985. The program provides an opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in geography in one of the world's largest and most dynamic metropolitan locations with a diverse faculty based either full-time at the Graduate Center or holding joint appointments with the undergraduate and master's programs offered at Hunter and Lehman Colleges within the CUNY system. The program has six core areas: Cities and Urban Processes, Physical Geography, Globalization and Uneven Development, Productions of Nature, Geographic Information Science and Spatial Methods, and Health Geographies.. Many faculty members participate in more than one core area and students are encouraged to do likewise. Students are permitted to combine courses from the Geography Specialization with those in the Geosciences more generally. They are also encouraged to take courses in related disciplines – particularly Anthropology, Environmental Psychology, and Women's Studies – which house faculty members with connections to geography.