Program of Study
Geographers study why and where people, places, and environments are located on the planet and the processes of social and spatial change they are experiencing. The Minor in Geography provides students with a suite of courses that use geographic understanding to explore issues and themes related to social justice and the environment, globalization and global change, border development, climate change impacts and adaptation, water governance, and economic development.
The minor program provides students with analytical tools, research opportunities, global understanding, and broad preparation for further graduate study, and for careers in business, education, environmental management, international and community development, and government. It is an excellent addition to majors in Anthropology, Business Administration, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Border Studies, Communications, Ethnic Studies, Global Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Native Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Women’s Studies.
Completion of eighteen (18) units of credit, twelve (12) of which must be at the upper-division level. For their core courses, students may choose any upper-division course in geography in addition to those listed below. Each course counted toward the minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.