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Temporary Virtual Services

The physical office for Geography & Planning is closed until further notice. However, most services are still available through email. To contact our department please use or please see the Faculty and Staff page.

Geography Awareness Week 

(11/16/20 - 11/20/20)

Geography Awareness Week (GAW) is an annual celebration of geography and the important role it plays in our lives. Founded by presidential proclamation in 1987, Geography Awareness Week is observed during the third week of November each year.

Major in Geography
Coming soon - Fall 2020
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.

Quick Links


GAW Event!

Career Exploration online event presented by the Geography and Planning Advisory Board is happening tomorrow(11/18/20)!

See the latest issue of Chico State Today with Dr. Jacquelyn Chase and Peter Hasen on their work on "population displacement due to the Camp Fire".

Don Hankin's interview with Science Friday in a segment about "how indigenous burning practices could prevent massive wildfires.

Success Center tutors still available remotely.

Naomi Klein talks about Climate Change in Chico

Did you miss the Congratulatory Video to our SP20 graduates?