Welcome to Geography
Geography students at Sacramento State explore Earth's natural and cultural landscapes.
Geography emphasizes the human-environment interface, such as climate change, resource degradation, urban growth and design, globalization, immigration, and ethnic and territorial conflict.
Become a Geographer!
The Geography Department offers a B.A. in Geography that features balanced preparation in physical and human geography, geographic skills and techniques, and regional study. Four concentrations within the major allow for specializations in human geography, physical geography, GIS, and planning. The Department has two computer labs to support training in GIS, GPS, computer cartography, and remote sensing, and to allow students to pursue independent research projects. Available software includes ESRI’s ARC/INFO, ARCVIEW (with 3-D, Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst extensions) and ERDAS remote sensing programs. The department is home to the campus’s Paleoecology Lab. The University Library houses an extensive collection of books, atlases, journals, and databases in support of geography. In the department’s capstone course, majors display their geographic knowledge and skills via senior research projects.