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About this program

Geography

The Geography program is one of two programs housed in the Department of Earth Science and Geography. Geography studies the spatial distribution of features across Earth’s landscape, such as the location of landforms, water bodies, and the organization of climate zones. It also considers the human landscape including how populations are distributed, why they migrate, and the ways they alter natural and urban environments. As a tool to advance these spatial analyses, the Geography program teaches the use of both traditional and computer-based geotechnical skills (geotechniques) such as cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS).

Geography at CSUDH emphasizes “hands-on” learning, and many department courses feature field trips. The expertise and international focus of the faculty provide opportunities for engaged students to learn about and participate in diverse research projects ranging from ecosystem disruption in the Mojave Desert, mapping river systems in California, or studying the effects of population growth, urbanization, and water scarcity.

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Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

Required Courses

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Geomorphology
  • Urban Environmental Geography
  • Numerical Methods in Geography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Senior Seminar In Earth Sciences

Elective Courses

  • Cartography
  • The Weather
  • World Geography
  • North America
  • Biogeography
  • Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • Rivers and Streams
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Earth's Climates
  • Natural Resources
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Special Topics In Geography
  • Field Mapping
  • Global Change

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Tuition

  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Career paths

Many societal problems have geographic dimensions and training in geography provides essential skills for solving them. Geographic skills such as GIS, the analysis of remote-sensed imagery and other geotechniques are in high demand from governments, non-governmental organizations, and private industry alike and at local, regional, national, and international levels. Opportunities include environmental consulting, planning and zoning; urban and regional planning; resource management and conservation; energy; air and water quality management; secondary (middle and high school) teaching; and a wide array of social service firms and agencies. The geographic toolkit has many applications.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
EE-1300
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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