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major in geographyminor in environmental studiesminor in planning and development

certificate in resource management and land use planningminor in geography and planningcertificate in geospatial technology

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Geography invites critical and creative thinking about our impact on the Earth, the equal distribution of resources, and sustainable living across the globe. Our programs cover social, cultural, economic, and natural science topics including landscape analysis, water resources, fire management, landscape ecology and biogeography, ecological restoration, climatology, and climate change.

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GEOG 101i & GEOG 303

GEOG 101i (Physical Geography) & GEOG 303 (Geography and World Affairs) are being offered in Summer Session 2016. Click the above image for more information!


Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

The Forest Service will be hiring for paid summer internships in their regional office in Vallejo, CA. One position has a wildlife emphasis and the other is administratively oriented. More information can be found here.

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

A Geography and Planning alumnus at Teichert Materials is looking to hire for a paid summer internship. For more information, please see our Jobs & Internships page.

Geography Student Steve Ganger Wins Award at CGS 2016

Congratulations to Steve Ganger for winning first place in the Digital Map category at CGS in San Jose this weekend for his story map California State University Chico – Crime and Safety http://tinyurl.com/z96rkev/.  He completed the map last semester in Jacque’s 390 class.

Dr. Susan L. Hardwick (1945 - 2015)

“My greatest successes are my students,” she said in 1995, when she was featured on the cover of Chico Statements.


Dr. Bruce E. Bechtol (1938-2016)

The Department of Geography and Planning is proud to hold Dr. Bechtol as one of our own.  He is remembered for the wonderful work and enthusiasm he brought to the students and fellow faculty he worked with on this campus.  He will be missed by many.