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Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences
1832 Ellison Hall
Telephone: (805) 893-3663

Undergraduate matters: (805) 893-4929 Email:
Graduate matters: (805) 893-4944 E-mail:

Department Chair: Stuart Sweeney

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Arts—Geography (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Arts—Geography—Geographic Information Science Emphasis (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Science—Physical Geography (Requirements - PDF)

Bachelor of Science—Physical Geography—Ocean Science Emphasis (Requirements - PDF)

Minor—Spatial Studies

The Geography department offers a Minor in Spatial Studies.  There are three tracks students can choose from. The diploma and transcript will indicate the Minor in Spatial Studies.

     Spatial Studies Minor—Space and Place Focus (Requirements - PDF)
     Spatial Studies Minor—Spatial Science Focus (Requirements - PDF)
     Spatial Studies Minor—Spatial Thinking Focus (Requirements - PDF)