The minor in Geography examines the critical interactions among space, place, people and the built and natural environment.  These perspectives are used to interpret the spatial and temporal distribution of features and processes by applying spatial techniques and information technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing.

Effective Fall 2022

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Core Courses
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3
GR 320Cultural Geography3
Select at least one techniques course from the following: 13-4
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
Spatial Analysis with GIS 2
Intro. to Geographic Information Systems 2
Selected Courses
Select enough credits from the following courses to bring program total to a minimum of 21 credits. At least 8-9 of the credits selected here must be GR and/or ANTH courses: 111-12
Human Ecology
International Development Theory and Practice
Physical Geography
Global Environmental Sustainability Seminar
Applications of Environmental Sustainability
Geography of Europe and the Americas (GT-SS2)
Introduction to Physical Geography (GT-SC2)
Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (GT-SC1)
Sustainable Watersheds (GT-SC2)
Climate Migrants (GT-SS2)
Human-Environment Geographies (GT-SS2)
Mapping, Cartography, and Spatial Thinking
Geography of Global Health
Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
Urban Geography
Geography of Hazards
Climate Change: Science, Policy, Implications
The Geography of Commodities
Development Geographies
Spatial Analysis with GIS 2
Land Change Science and Remote Sensing
Land Change Science Lab (Must be taken with GR 430.)
Political Geography
American Environmental History
Intro. to Geographic Information Systems 2
Population-Natural Resources and Environment
Environmental and Natural Resource Sociology
Program Total Credits:21

Credit for the techniques course requirement may not double count toward the minor.


Credit is not allowed for both GR 420 and NR 322.