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College of Liberal Arts

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Department Chair: Vincent Del Casino

Department Office: Liberal Arts 4 (LA), Room 106
Telephone: (562) 985-4977 / (562) 985-8432

Faculty: Hyowon Ban, James R. Curtis, Molly Debysingh (Emerita), Suzanne Dallman, Vincent Del Casino, Frank Gossette (Emeritus), Christine L. Jocoy, Edward Karabenick (Emeritus), John Kimura (Emeritus), Paul Laris, Christopher T. Lee, Jacqueline Mills, Richard Outwater (Emeritus), Christine M. Rodrigue, Dmitrii Sidorov, Joel Splansky (Emeritus), Deborah Thien, Judith Tyner (Emerita), Suzanne P. Wechsler


  • Undergraduate: Deborah Thien
  • Graduate: Christine M. Rodrigue

Internship Program Director: Suzanne P. Wechsler

Administrative Support Coordinator: Julie Ortiz

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

Urban Planner • Cartographer • Computer Mapping • Regional, Urban and Environmental Planner • Natural Resources Manager • Environmental Monitor • Transportation Planner • Travel Counselor/Agent • Real Estate Appraiser • Environmental Analyst • Intelligence Analyst • Marketing Analyst • Community Development Specialist • Demographer • Recreation Resource Planner • Industrial Development Specialist • GIS Specialist • Climatologist • Ecologist • Environmental Impact Report Writer • Teacher


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.
The Department offers the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, Geography Minor, and two certificates.

For further information, go to the department or visit For the Master of Arts degree in Geography, candidates are responsible for the general requirements stated in this catalog as well as the specific departmental requirements contained in the Geography Master of Arts Handbook.