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Ohio University Majors

Geography - Globalization and Development Minor

Program Overview

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 Department of Geography offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study.The globalization and development minor provides students with an understanding of contemporary global issues and a framework for key issues in national and international development especially as it relates to developing countries. The minor emphasizes an integrated approach to studying the relationship of global change to individual and community well-being. The minor is open to all undergraduates except those majoring in Geography.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

Available to students who are not majoring in Geography.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With a minor in globalization and development students are prepared for careers where an understanding of global issues is a leading but not dominant part of their job. These include careers in various non-profit or government positions. Students will also be prepared to work in the private sector or internationally.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Code: OR4241


College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138

Administrative Contact

Harold Perkins, contact person

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