Geography is the study of spatial distributions, relations, processes, and outcomes within the human-environment system. Attention is focused on historical and contemporary human activities in the natural and built environment and people as the major physical, social, cultural, and economic change agents across the Earth’s surface. A curriculum in geography helps students understand the world’s physical, social, economic, and cultural landscapes and how they have been transformed or altered by either the Earth’s natural processes or human modifications, as well as the future sustainability of our current actions in light of our past experiences and ongoing trends such as urbanization, globalization, and climate change.

The Department of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies offers a B.S. degree in geography and gives students a choice between three concentrations in addition to their common core of classes.


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Career Opportunities Include:

Aerial Photo Interpreter • Agricultural/Food Systems Specialist • Cartographer • Census Analyst • Climatologist • Community Development Specialist • Demographer • Development Specialist • Ecologist • Economic Development Analyst • Environmental Analyst/Planner • Environmental Compliance Officer • Geographical Information Systems Specialist • Map Curator • Natural Resources Manager • Park Ranger • Public Utility Administrator • Recreational Resource Planner • Resiliency Officer • Soil Conservationist • Sustainability Coordinator • Transportation Planner • Urban Geographer • Utility Manager • Water Conservationist/Manager • Zoning Specialist/Surveyor


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Courses You Might Take

GEOG 110 - Physical Geography: Earth Processes and Outcomes

Studies the major processes and components of the physical environment, including landforms, climate, hydrology, vegetation, and soils.

GEOG 120 - Human Geography: Diversity and Globalization

Explores cultural diversity in this increasingly globalized world. Studies contemporary topics of human population, food and agricultural systems, social organization, spatial interaction, and globalization.

GEOG 125 - World Regions and Development

A geographic analysis of the physical, cultural, environmental, economic and demographic patterns of world regions. Explores global wealth, poverty, and inequality from a geographical perspective and trends of world development.

GEOG 200 - Sustainable Resource Management

Studies Earth as a source of land, water, biotic, mineral and energy resources. Explores the role of human populations in their use, development, and exploitation.

 Learn patterns and consequences of renewable and non-renewable resource use.

GEOG 330 - Historical Geography of North America

Studies historical-geographic processes of exploration, settlement, urbanization, cultural integration, land use, and resource exploitation from the 16th century to the present.

GEOG 462 - Air Photo Interpretation

Explores the principles of airborne remote sensing and image interpretation. Students get hands-on experience in photogrammetric stereoscopy, target recognition, and image measurement of spatial data.

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Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Hayward, CA 94542