The geography standard program prepares students to understand the environment around us and interpret the patterns found across the Earth’s surface. Comprised of 43 units, the major allows flexibility in course selection while providing a solid background in human, physical and regional aspects of the discipline. Upon completion of this degree, students will have a variety of skills in many subject areas including include computer mapping, field observation and data collection, GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), landuse analysis, map analysis, presentation graphics, professional report writing, sediment analysis, statistics, topographic surveying and weather station instrumentation. A CSUN Geography Degree can launch a career in a number of fields, some examples of which are geographical analyst working for major corporations, consultant for environmental firms, GIS administrator in either government or industry, or teacher in K-12. The Degree also can provide a foundation for pursuing advanced or professional degrees in social, environmental, or physical sciences, or in law.