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Geography and City and Regional Planning


Michelle Calvarese Ph.D.Welcome to the Department of Geography and City & Regional Planning Department at California State University, Fresno and thank you for visiting our webpage. We are a student-centered department that takes pride in the quality of our programs and the commitment of our faculty to educational excellence. Our programs are designed to train students to be equipped with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to be competitive in the global market.  Our students graduate with skills to be successful in various careers such as an urban and regional planner, GIS analyst, data and mapping consultant, information specialist, climatologist, natural and resources specialist, environmental consultant, state/local public health/social services administrator, diplomat, teacher, and economic researcher. Our department has one of the most diverse faculty in the California State University System, mirroring the diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds of our faculty, staff, and students. Our faculty are currently engaged in research projects addressing problems that affect lives both locally in the San Joaquin Valley and globally. Our majors have the opportunities to work on faculty projects as paid student research assistants, attend local and national conferences, and intern at several state and private institutions. I encourage you to explore our webpage for more information about our department and contact us for any questions you might have. You’re also welcome to stop by for a visit to our department office in Science I Building, Room 182.

Thank you.

Michelle Calvarese, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Science 182


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