About the course
They study climate, weather, landforms, water resources, and plants and animals, as well as peoples, societies, economies, and cities. These phenomena overlap in intricate ways, giving rise to distinctive places and regions. Geographys approach emphasizes Earths spatial relationships and patterns, and the processes that govern them, whether found in nature or in human behavior.Students work with quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources, including published censuses and maps, aerial imagery, field and lab work, surveys, and interviews. They use a variety of tools, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and other computer applications to collect, display, and analyze spatial data. Geography students study and address complex issues, especially those with a human-environment interface, such as climate change, resource management, urban growth and design, globalization, immigration, ethnic identity, and territorial conflict. Geographical understanding is applied at different scales, from the local to the global, and regional expertise is cultivated.Lower division offerings in physical geography, cultural geography, and geographical techniques introduce students to the discipline. At the upper division level, students can choose among regional classes, topical classes on subjects from meteorology to transportation, and technique classes that include GIS, map making, quantitative methods, remote sensing, and field work. Majors select a concentration in a geographic subfield. Although not required, the department encourages students to take elective courses and/or pursue a minor complementary to their geographical interests. It also encourages and facilitates students going on Education Abroad.
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Bachelor Degree
4 Years

California State University - Sacramento

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California State University, Sacramento offers life-changing possibilities for students, preparing them to be leaders in their careers and communities. Its professors are known for their dedication to great teaching, and direct interaction with students helps to create extensive learning and research opportunities.
Sacramento States location in California’s capital city also provides access to internships and job opportunities with some of the nations most influential public and private institutions. Students can choose from numerous fields of study. The university offers a strong and diverse academic curriculum that includes nearly 60 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs, as well as two doctorates.
In addition, numerous offerings, such as the Honors Program, help students pursue excellence, meet others with similar interests and develop strong ties with professors. The university have one of the largest cooperative education programs in California, placing students in paid positions where they receive academic credit. Hundreds of other students participate in internships in business and government. One third of Sacramento State students works as volunteers many through a service-learning project in class gaining valuable work experience while helping their community.
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As the sixth-largest campus of the 23 state universities in California, the main campus is composed of 305 acres (123 ha) in the city of Sacramento and lies adjacent to U.S. Route 50. The campus is bordered by the American River to the East, Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the West, Folsom Boulevard to the South and H Street to the North. The North end of campus is dominated by the University Arboretum, formerly Goethe Arboretum, and residence halls. Officially "Tree Campus USA", Sacramento State has more than 3,500 trees, with flower gardens, miles of trails stretching along the nearby river parkway, and student housing with recreational areas such as Lake Natoma and Old Sacramento, in addition to its on-campus housing.