Geography & Planning Department
Students work closely with faculty— With excellent lab facilities and small class sizes, students get to work closely with committed faculty, providing a solid foundation for the understanding of environmental processes, community and cultural landscape development, and spatial change over time.
Students get real world experience— From field techniques courses and service learning opportunities to internships, students get real hands-on experience with professional geographers. Students often present their research at professional conferences.
Students get jobs— With a wide array of programs, including certificates in geographic information systems and rural and town planning, our department has an excellent record of job placement for graduates in government, non-profit organizations, and private industry.
CSU Chico first CSU campus to divest from fossil fuel investments
Following Professor Stemen's GEOG 440 students' efforts, the University Foundation Board of Governors voted to fully divest from fossil fuel companies within the next four years. Chico State will be the first CSU to do so. More info here!
GEOP student wins national award!
The International Map Industry Association has chosen Catalina Llanos for the Gold Award for Student/Best Electronic Map! More information here.
New RPV for GEOP!
The department is buying a Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) for mapping and surveying!
CELT Grant Results
Check out the new page on the CELT site where some exciting grant results are featured!