Geography is the study of the spatial distribution of the Earth’s physical features and human societies, and how humans and the environment interact throughout the world. The questions geographers ask investigate the way human-environmental interactions vary and evolve across space, between places, and over time.
The graduate in geography has the skills and insights to think independently and critically, communicate effectively, and function in a multicultural world. Options for geographers include careers in international development, education, natural resource management, government, law, non-profit organizations, and business.
Check out our suggestions for paths to success and careers in geography.
Our geography program provides a broad range of courses designed to provide foundational knowledge in the classroom and further engage students in experiential learning in our lab and field school courses.
CSU Geography Course Subjects Include:
- Climate Change Implications for Society and Ecosystems
- Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
- Critical Human Geography
- Livelihood Systems
- Cultural Geography
- Urban geography
- Cconomic Geography
- Political/Electoral Geography
- Geography of Virtual Worlds
Our undergraduate program includes a geography major and two options for a minor in geography.
The geography program at CSU provides students with opportunities to learn through experience and mentorship. As a result, our graduates have followed paths to successful careers in non-academic and academic fields.
“All of the classes that I took from geographers John Lindenbaum and Jason Sibold were fantastic. Both of them love what they do so much. It is so refreshing and awesome.”
– Nicole Luchetta ‘16, Regional Placement Manager at EF Education First, geography minor
“My advice to current students is to learn work/life balance so you can both enjoy the college experience and be successful in your education. Take full advantage of internships and get to know your professors. If you show interest and keep them in the loop on matters in your life, they will always be ready and willing to help as well as be understanding if something comes up. Enjoy CSU because it is a fantastic school with solid professors.” – David Bowden ‘16, Disability Claims Specialist, Social Security Administration, geography minor