Overview

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 327J
(909) 537-5519 http://geog.csusb.edu/

Bachelor of Arts Geography

  • Geography - Geography Option
  • Geography - Global Studies Option

Minor

  • Geography
  • Geography - Global Studies

Certificate Programs

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Urban Planning

Geography is concerned with the spatial variations and interrelationships between the natural and cultural features of the earth. Geographers study the earth primarily as the home of human beings. As an approach to knowledge, geography forms an interdisciplinary bridge between the physical and cultural worlds, examining both humans and their environment. As a synthesizing discipline, geography is an especially attractive major for liberal arts and science students. Its body of theory and methodologies provides an analytic technique applicable to a wide range of questions. For students planning to terminate their formal education with a bachelor's degree, it also provides both the regional and world perspective required of responsible citizens. For the same reasons, geography is especially valuable for those who plan to do graduate work. Geography offers job opportunities in teaching, business, government, armed forces, conservation and water resources, planning and market research, geographic information systems (GIS) and international organizations.

Students who can meet the qualifications are also encouraged to participate in the California State University's International Programs. Such participation will not only contribute immediately to the student's geographical knowledge and degree program, but may have longer-term educational and career benefits as well. For further information, see Page 20.

For more information please visit our website. Department of Geography & Environmental Studies