Minor in Geography

Geography is the study of the earth as the human home. Geography courses are designed for undergraduate students taking the minor to fulfill academic and career objectives. The minor will enable students to become familiar with the major concepts in geography as well as the people, places, and cultures as they are found in various regions of the world. Students will also learn about physical processes that frame the planet earth. Up to two courses in the sub-field Geographic Information Systems (GIS) may be included in the minor. This sub-field will equip students for a wide range of challenging professional careers in social science, urban land use planning as well as employment with city, state, and federal governments. The minor can support majors in social sciences, education, life sciences, journalism, history, and technology.

The minor in geography requires 18 hours of geography, 12 of which must be at the upper division.