Geography Minor

Requirements for the Geography Minor

The Geography minor can complement most majors in the social sciences, physical sciences, biological sciences, and technical disciplines. The geography minor is flexible so that students can tailor their course choices to accommodate individual interests. A broadly based approach to selecting minor courses can be appropriate for students whose majors are highly specialized or narrowly focused. Alternatively, students may choose to fulfill geography minor requirements with a particular content emphasis, such as an interest in environmental issues or urban and regional planning. Looking through course choices and talking with geography staff can make earning the geography minor an important enhancement to one's academic program.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Semesters: 1-2

Faculty Contact: Cynthia Brewer

Requirements for the minor: 18 credits

Supporting courses and related areas (18 credits) in consultation with a geography adviser:

  • Select 3 credits in physical geography (Sem: 3-6)
  • Select 3 credits in human geography (Sem: 3-6)
  • Select 6 credits of additional geography courses (Sem: 3-6)
  • Select 6 credits of 400-level geography courses (Sem: 5-8)


Other courses can be used at the discretion of the faculty contact.