Geography and Planning
Geography invites critical and creative thinking about our impact on the earth, the equitable distribution of resources, and sustainable livelihoods across the globe. The Department of Geography and Planning provides students with opportunities to practice critical spatial thinking and research skills using advanced technologies in geographic information sciences, cartography, remote sensing and planning.
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 development, and spatial change.
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.
Ms. Heidi Marie Ogle was selected by California State University, Chico as the Outstanding Graduate Project Winner for 2012-2013!
CGS Conference 2013
Congratulations to the winners of this year's CGS Conference!
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is excited to announce the opening of our 2013 Scholarship Program.
Amy Lippus Wins Again!
Geography and Planning student Amy Lippus excels as a cartographer. Her interactive Flash based web map, "A California Tragedy: The Shocking Story of the Donner-Reed Party," won the David Woodward Award for Best Electronic Map in the 40th Annual Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Map Competition.
2013 Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Research experience for undergrads in community geography and GIS at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA!
The City of Chico is looking for interns for two new programs involved with their street tree program!
Volunteer opportunity for students interested in job experience in GIS.
Fall 2012 BSS Scholarship Awards Ceremony
Congratulations to Jenna Gholson, Ayla Calhoun, Buck Osegueda, Dan Larson, and Kelsey George on being scholarship recipients!
The GIC is currently accepting applications for an intern to work for them!