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Department of Geography
150 Sierra Hall
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8249

Hours: M-F (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m)
Phone: (818) 677-3532
Fax: (818) 677-2723



Department of Geography


Globe outside Geography Department office in Sierra Hall (Room 150)The Geography Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is making an effort to better understand the circumstances under which our students decide to become majors so that we may better serve them.

To this end we have developed this very short survey so that we may better understand:

1. The source points of our geography majors.

2. The logic that propelled students to become geography majors.

3. How we might leverage this knowledge to attract additional geography majors so that the major program will function most efficiently.


Background Information:

Your Path to Geography:

1. Please complete the following sentence with a selection from the drop down menu.

I decided to become a geography major I was


2. We assume most students become majors only after taking a course or two in geography. Please tell us what college or university you were attending when you made the choice to become a geography major. The drop down menu has several popular choices.

Please select other, and fill in the blank if none of these colleges on the drop down menu apply to you.


If you responded "Other College or University" or "Does not apply" for question 2 above, please identify that institution in the box below or provide some indication of what you were doing when you decided to major in geography:


3. Please review the list of common reasons why students chose a major. Select from the list as many that applied to you as you chose to major in geography.



4. In your own words, please tell us what other reasons you think factored into your decision to major in geography by completing the following sentence. Please feel free to be specific about people and places that had an influence on your decision. We're particularly interested in discovering what courses and teachers are recruiting majors.

I chose to major in geography because ___________________.



5. Please feel free to add any additional information you think may be of use to the geography faculty as we seek to recruit additional geography majors. For example, what do you think would work to attract new majors?