California State University - Northridge - Department of Geography

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The Geography Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is one of the largest in the nation. During the last forty years, its faculty and students have compiled an enviable record of academic achievement and public service. Because of the size and quality of its faculty, the department can offer prospective students an unusually large array of intellectual opportunities that far exceed those offered by most other institutions.

At CSUN, students of geography can specialize in environmental geography, geomorphology, climatology, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), cultural, and human geography. In addition, the department frequently offers online courses. The faculty also offer regional courses focusing on California, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, China, and Southeast Asia.

Geography students not only benefit from classroom instruction, but are also given opportunities to participate in environmental research projects, or advanced research in physical laboratories analyzing specimens collected in the field. A GIS Certificate Program is offered by the University, through the Geography Department. 

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geography
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Environmental Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Human Geography
  • Degrees: Certificate, BA, MA
  • State: California
  • City: Northridge
  • Phone: (818) 677-3532