Geography, Minor

Program Description


An Interdisciplinary Geography minor offers undergraduate students in-depth study of Geography. The purpose of the Geography minor is to give students an understanding of the breadth of the discipline of geography, the tools of geography, and an appreciation for human and environmental spatial interactions. Students electing a minor in Geography should, prior to completing 6 hours of course work for the program, contact the College of Science and Engineering to be assigned an advisor for the minor. The advisor will aid the student in filing a minor plan.

Student Learning Outcomes

Having completed a minor in Geography, a student will be able to:

  • Identify and use geospatial techniques to analyze spatial data towards problem solving or modeling

Program Requirements

The minor must contain at least 19 semester hours of course work from the below courses.  All courses used to satisfy the minor requirement must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. 

Required Courses
GISC 1301Physical Geography3
GEOG 1300World Geography3
GISC 1470Geospatial Systems I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Probability and Statistics *,^
Statistics for Life *,^
Select at least six hours of upper division electives of the following:6
Geospatial Systems II
Visualization for GIS
Geography of North America
Environmental Science I: Intro to Environmental Science
Introduction to Meteorology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Total Hours19-20

Online offering


Blended offering


GEOG 1300  World Geography  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This is a survey course of the major regions of the world. The significant physical and cultural aspects of each region will be covered.

TCCNS: GEOG 1303  
GEOG 3331  Geography of North America  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

This course introduces the five themes in geography and uses these themes to analyze the relationships between the physical and cultural aspects of the United States. The textbook information will be supplemented with satellite images and visual materials to enhance the learning experience of the student.