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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.

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Grab 2023-24 Wildcat scholarship money!!!  Applications accepted now through February 15, 2023.  Geography & Planning majors: at the Wildcat Scholarships website,(opens in new window) click "Show Filters" at the top-right corner, type "Geography" in the Search by Keyword box, then "Filter Opportunities." Review each scholarship opportunity's description for important information to include in your application.  Questions? Contact your GEOP faculty advisor or Bailey Moss(opens in new window), Scholarship Specialist, at the Financial Aid & Scholarship Office(opens in new window).

GIVING DAY is March 1, 2023:  24-hour fundraising campaign for Geography & Planning student awards.  Watch this space!

Spring 2023 has sprung -- have a great semester!  Be sure to check your student portal for academic updates.

Faith Churchill, a geography and planning student earns recognition for her project in helping Chico State to become a designated safe-place for beneficial pollinators. 

See the 2020 issue of Chico State Today with Dr. Jacquelyn Chase and Peter Hansen on their work on "population displacement due to the 2018 Camp Fire".

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

Success Center tutors available in the College of BSS Student Success Center, Butte 518 (in addition to our GEOP-specific tutor, Andrew Macias).