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A minor in geography will enhance your employment potential by equipping you with knowledge of spatial economic patterns and analysis and with skills in geographic information systems (GIS). These GIS courses provide students with expertise in a nationally recognized "Top 20" growth industry, and paid internship opportunities are common.

  • A minor in geography consists of a minimun of 16 credit hours, including at least one 100-level course, one 200-level course, and two 300-level or higher courses.

Recommended Courses:

  • GEO 101: World Human Geography

  • GEO 102: Globalization and Development

  • GEO 201: Economic Geography

  • GEO 210: Current Themes in Geography (Tourism and Marketing; Business Geographics)

  • GEO 215: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

  • GEO 220: Cartography

  • GEO 260: Environmental Conservation

  • GEO 301: Regional Geographies of the World

  • GEO 320: Urban Geography

  • GEO 321: Urban and Regional Planning

  • GEO 360: Statistical Analysis in Geography

  • GEO 361: Research Design

  • GEO 415: Advanced Geographic Information Systems

  • GEO 470: Political Geography

  • GEO 486: Internship in Geography

  • GEO 490: Selected Topics in Geography

  • GEO 495: Independent Study
 

Internship opportunities available at:

  • GIS and cartography firms

  • urban and regional planning agencies

  • marketing firms

  • tourism firms/agencies

  • U.S. Census Bureau
 

For information on careers in geography and on internships, visit the home page of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and follow the Careers link.

 

 
 
  If you have any questions about adding geography as a minor or second major please contact Prof. Jon T. Kilpinen.

 


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