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CSU, Chico

Geological and Environmental Sciences

Disciplines within the geological and environmental sciences are directed toward understanding the terrestrial system from the core of the Earth to beyond our solar system. Students will conduct applied and basic research in an effort to understand physical processes on and within the Earth, and human influences that affect the environment.

Employment opportunities are excellent. Our graduates work for agencies such as the California Department of Water Resources, the United States Geological Survey, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Graduates are also employed by private companies specializing in mineral and petroleum exploration, engineering or environmental consulting, and pollution remediation.

Program Degrees and Certificates

The Geological and Environmental Sciences Department at Chico State offers the following certificates and degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
  • The Bachelor of Science in Geology
  • The Bachelor of Science in Geosciences
  • The Minor in Geology
  • The Certificate in Hydrogeology
  • The Master of Science in Geosciences
  • The Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
Geological and Environmental Sciences Department

Location & Contact Info
Physical Sciences Building (PHSC)
Room 217
530-898-5262
geos@csuchico.edu

Course Catalog

Department Website