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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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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Feature Articles

APA 2015 Speaker Series

Geography & Planning lecturer Claudia Stuart is our Sacramento Valley representative with the American Planning Association. The APA offers an annual Speaker Series- this year, the theme is "Back to the Future."


Department Awards

Students from the Geography & Planning Department were selected to receive various awards from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.


Geography Student Awarded Grant

Danielle Casey was award a Research & Creativity Award for Undergraduates. With her grant of $2,250 she will conduct her research this summer. Her project is entitled "Reimaging the Detroit Landscape."

Geography Student Wins at CGS!

Ren Rosin, GIS Certificate student, won 1st place for paper cartography at the 69th Annual California Geographical Society meeting held at Humboldt State University, April 30- May 2, 2015. Our department was represented by six students who gave oral and poster presentations and put forward paper cartography products.