Academic advisement is the key to graduating in a timely manner; it is very important for students to have regular contact with their academic advisors.


In addition to focusing on University Core Curriculum and major requirements, advisement can also be the beginning of an important professional mentoring relationship, assisting students in learning more about their chosen career field.


It is the responsibility of current Geography Majors to contact their assigned advisor(see Faculty page for contact information). New or soon to be Geography Majors should contact Prof. Scott Mensing, Prof. Scott Bassett or Prof. Douglas Boyle to schedule an advising appointment.


Students will have access to the Academic Advising Reporting System via MyNevada later in Fall 2011. This report will confirm a students' progress toward graduation in their declared major. When it becomes available it is recommended that students bring a copy of this report to advisement appointments in order to make sure that they are on track toward graduation.


Projected course offerings in the Department of Geography [PDF]

For an overview of the recommended courses and schedule check the University's General Catalog.




Carrie Leahy was a senior looking for one last summer of fun and adventure that would at the same time help prepare her for a career in natural resources management and conservation. She found that with the U.S. Forest Service Stanislaus National Forest at Lake Alpine, CA.

She spent the summer educating adults and children on important conservation topics relevant to the Sierra Nevada. She led hikes, conducted interpretive programs, and helped introduced folks to a wide array of wildlife in cooperation with the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.