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Geography Minor

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Minor Requirements

Minor code OR4231

Faculty Contact: Dr. Geoff Buckley (hyperlink to bio page)

Program Overview

The Geography Minor affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world’s problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems. The Geography Department offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study. 

Careers and Graduate School

Geography prepares students for a variety of career paths, including environmental management, planning, and analysis; private and public firms and agencies that employ geographic information systems; education; local, state or federal governments and agencies; city and regional planning; community development; non-profit organizations; foreign service; international non-governmental organizations; and cultural and historic preservation.

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Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The geography minor requires a minimum of 20 hours.

Foundation Requirements

Complete two of the following courses:

  • GEOG 1100 - Physical Geography Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 1200 - Human Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 1310 - Globalization and the Developing World Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 2400 - Environmental Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 2680 - Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences Credit Hours: 4.0

Complete at least three of the following 3000/4000-level courses:

  • GEOG 3010 - Meteorology Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 3020 - Climatology Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 3030 - Meteorological Observations Credit Hours: 1.0
  • GEOG 3040 - Practicum in Meteorology and Forecasting Credit Hours: 1.0
  • GEOG 3050 - Physical Meteorology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3150 - Landforms and Landscapes Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3160 - Biogeography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3200 - American Ethnic Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3210 - Population Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3220 - Geography of Religious Space and Place Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3250 - Political Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3260 - Urban Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3270 - Social Geographies Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3290 - World Economic Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3300 - Geography of Europe Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3310 - Geography of Africa Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3330 - Appalachia: Land and People Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3340 - Historical Geography of the United States Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3350 - Geography of Latin America Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3380 - Geography of Asia Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3400 - Geography of Development Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3410 - Geography of Hunger and Food Security Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3430 - Global Issues in Environment Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3440 - Agricultural Ecosystems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3460 - Environmental Law Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3500 - Land Use Planning Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3580 - Environmental Hazards Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3600 - Cartography I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 3610 - Cartography II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 3650 - Air Photo Interpretation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3790 - Geographical Analysis of Telecommunication Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4060 - Synoptic Meteorology Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4070 - Mesoscale Meteorology Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4080 - Dynamic Meteorology I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4090 - Dynamic Meteorology II Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4110 - Advanced Physical Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4170 - Landscape Ecology Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4450 - Gender, Environment, and Development Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4470 - Natural Resource Conservation Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4480 - Migration and Development Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4520 - Environmental and Sustainability Planning Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4550 - History of Planning Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4560 - The City and the Environment Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4660 - Principles of Remote Sensing Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4670 - Advanced Remote Sensing Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4710 - Quantitative Methods in Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4711 - Qualitative Methods in Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4712 - Field Methods in Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4730 - Principles of GIS Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4740 - GIS Design and Application Development Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4750 - GIS and Landscape Analysis Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4760 - Geographic Information Analysis Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4770 - Advanced Topics in GeoInformatics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4800 - Senior Seminar in Geography Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 4900 - Special Topics in Geography Credit Hours: 3.0

Electives

Complete additional GEOG courses to total at least 20 hours in combination with the foundation requirements.

 

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