• Geog404 students in front of Thien Hau Temple in Chinatown, Los Angeles
  • Ed Jackiewicz and Ron Davidson at Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
  • Faculty and students attending CGS Conference
  • Market in Vanuatu, South Pacific

Geography and Environmental Studies

Welcome to Geography and Environmental Studies

The Department of Geography 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.

The Department of Geography offers five degree options:



  • Director, Institute for sustainability: Faculty Position Announcement Tenure-Track.  Screening of applications will begin October 13, 2017. To view click here (.doc).
  • Dr. Mario Giraldo's GEOG 630B Biogeography Seminar worked with CSUN's PPM on a Service Learning Project to help the CSUN community. To view click here (.pdf)
  • Dr. Mario Giraldo received a $40,000 Campus Quality award to build a CSUN outdoor living classroom at the CSUN Compost and food garden on 2016.
  • Crystal English, a CSUN Geography alumna, has received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice Gradudate Research Fellowship. To view click here
  • IMPORTANT: If you have any questions regarding your application to the Geography Department Master's Program please contact our graduate advisor: Dr. Soheil Boroushaki