• Students taking measurements in McGee Creek
  • Students and instructor posing in front of Mono Lake
  • Students taking measurements at the Beach
  • Geography and Environmental Studies Full-Time Faculty

Geography and Environmental Studies (GES)

Welcome to Geography and Environmental Studies!

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies 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 exceeds those offered by most other institutions.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers four degree options and two minor options:


It's that time of year again everyone!! Scholarship applications are open for the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies! We are so excited to announce the addition of two new scholarship opportunities for our students. We are introducing The Geospatial Award for $1000 and thanks to a generous donation from an alumnus of our department we have in honor of Pearl Kissel the Pearl Kissel Geography Graduate Scholarship. Learn more about these new opportunities and all of our other wonderful scholarships by visiting our Scholarships tab above listed under the Students tab!!

WE ARE HIRING!! The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies is hiring lecturers for Academic Year 2024/2025. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for this position, please submit your current resume and cover letter to Fall only or full AY 24-25 are due April 8, 2024 and Spring only applications are due September 2, 2024. Please refer to the Position Announcement (.pdf) for more information or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Regan Maas, at