The geography minor is a great complement to disciplines such as anthropology, earth systems, economics, education, environmental science, natural resource conservation, sustainable communities, management, geology, history, and sociology.

The five-course minor offers a lot of flexibility in course selection. This will help you build a better understanding of how society, the environment, and nature’s processes relate to the rest of your academic program.

Your foundation will begin with an introductory course in an area that interests you, such as the ways people shape the world they live in or global environmental change.

After this, you’ll get the chance to choose upper-level electives according to your interests. Some students select courses that fall within one of our concentration areas in geography: human geography, environmental geography and sustainability, climate change and society, globalization and international studies, urban geography, or geographic information science and technology (GIST).