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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Feature Articles

GEOG 436 mentioned in Chico Enterprise Record

A group of 14 students from a Chico State University class is working in collaboration with the city to make streets safer in the south campus neighborhood...more.

Dr. Fairbanks Recognized by Honor Society

Dr. Dean Fairbanks, Chair of the Geography and Planning Department, was selected as this year’s faculty inductee into the Phi Eta Sigma honor society.


Department Awards

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



Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Due Friday, April 29

The Robert and Bobbé Christopherson Award is available to undergraduate Geography students in the Physical/Environmental or Human/Planning options.