new: minor geospatial literacy

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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Chico Preview Day

Students and faculty at promoted the Geography and Planning Department on Saturday, October 22, 2016.


APCG 2017: Chico, CA

Sustainable Communities

The Geography & Planning Department will be hosting the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers' Annual Meeting in the fall of 2017. More...

Tenure Track Position GIS/Cartographic Visualization

Our department is pleased to annouce this new faculty position to support our geospatial technology courses.  The department serves majors/minors, environmental studies minor, geospatial literacy minor as well as and geospatial technology and land use planning certificate students. More...

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.