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A large number of Geography graduate students who have recently completed their M.A. degree here at CSULB have continued to build upon their academic accomplishments after graduation through publishing academic journal articles and enrolling in PhD programs. Click here to read more.

Welcome to Geography @ The Beach!

The Department’s Award-Winning Faculty and Award-Winning Students work across the breadth of the discipline, with active research and teaching in four main areas:

To find out more about our programs, please contact:

Dr. Paul Laris, Chair

Dr. Suzanne Dallman, Undergraduate/Urban Studies Advisor

Dr. Hyowon Ban, Advisor, GIS Certificate Advisor

Dr. Suzanne Wechsler, Director, MGSci Masters Program

Dr. Deborah Thien, Graduate Advisor

For more information check out Jobs in Geography

What is Geography?
Geography focuses on the spatial organization of human and physical landscapes, the interactions between human society and the physical environment, as well as on the meanings that people bring to their place in the world. Geography sits at the nexus of the social and physical sciences, drawing from a range of theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the world around us.