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veggies GEP Forum- Monday, Nov. 2 @ Noon: Topic: Cultivating Sustainable Food Systems in the northern San Francisco Bay Area. Contact Kimberly ( in the GEP Dept. Office for the Zoom link.
nature and flag Wednesday, Nov. 11- Campus Closed: In honor of Veteran's Day!
Michelle Goman Congratulations Dr. Goman-NSF Research Award!: Dr. Goman is the lead paleoecologist for the Intl. research team studying environmental change and human impact in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Congratulations to GEP Student Hannah Meeks!: Hannah (Planning for Sustainable Communities Concentration) is the recipient of the Northern Section, California Planning Association Scholarship for 2020-2021!
Interested in Energy, Management, and Design?: enlightenedFind out more about our BS Degree!

Welcome to the Department of Geography, Environment, and Planning (GEP). We prepare students for careers in environmental professions, for graduate studies, and for their role as informed and thoughtful global citizens. We offer degrees in Geography and Environment (BA) and Environmental Studies (BS) with emphasis on:

  • Understanding human-environment conflict and collaboration
  • Building resilience with environmental systems
  • The application of geospatial and quantitative analyses to solve complex environmental and societal problems
  • Designing resource-resilient and socially just communities
  • Planning urban spaces for sustainability