Geography & Planning Department

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Major in Geography
Coming soon! - Fall 2019
Geospatial Technology Certificate
Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate
Our Minors
Online Maps

Interested in Our Department?

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.

Featured News

Dr. Naomi Lazarus was elected to co-direct the Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group in the 2018 American Association of Geographers Conference. The AAG conference was held April 10th - 14th, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read more here!


The Geography and Planning Advisory Board is hosting mock interviews during May 2018. Board members will help you practice your interview skills, give career advice, and help build your network. See the flyer for more information. (PDF)

Quick Links


CGS 2018 in Sacramento

The 2018 California Geographical Society conference is being held April 27th - 29th in Sacramento.

Registration and abstract submittal deadlines are both April 6th.

Find the flyer here.

Find the conference webpage here. Scholarships and awards are available to students - you just have to apply!

2018 CPF Scholarships

The California Planning Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce its 2018 scholarship awards program for outstanding planning students in the State of California. Over $60,000 in scholarships available!!!

Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

More scholarship information and application details can be found at this link. (PDF)