• 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:



  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies now accepting applicants for spring 2018 scholarships. The applications are due before or by December 4th, 2017 at 4:00 pm. Please visit scholarship page for more information.
  • Director, Institute for sustainability: Faculty Position Announcement Tenure-Track.  Screening of applications will begin October 13, 2017. To view click here (.doc).