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Geography and Environmental Studies

Welcome to Geography

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:



  • Application for Fall 2017 Academic Student Employee Position Opening for Teaching Associate. Application review will begin on July 10, 2017. View official announcement and download appliation
  • 2017 scholarship applications are now available. To view click here
  • Announcement of anticipated part-time faculty openings for 2017-18. To view click here
  • 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
  • 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