Minor in Geography for Pre-Med or Nursing Students

Geographic knowledge is essential for understanding many of today's contemporary health challenges from the spread of diseases to providing access to health care.  A minor in geography will enhance your employment potential by equipping you with knowledge of medical geography and skills in geographic information systems (GIS). These computer 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 104: Geomorphology
  • GEO 210: Current Themes in Geography (Medical Geography)
  • 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 361: Research Design
  • GEO 415: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 486: Internship in Geography
  • GEO 490: Selected Topics in Geography (Human Environmental Impacts)
  • GEO 495: Independent Study (Readings in Medical Geography)

Internship opportunities available at:

  • urban and regional planning agencies
  • GIS and cartography firms
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • American Indian Reservations

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.