Geography for Sociology/Criminology Majors

 A minor or second major in geography will enhance your employment potential by equipping you with knowledge of American ethnic, socio-economic, and urban patterns and with critical skills in geographic information systems (GIS). These GIS courses provide students with expertise in a nationally recognized "Top 20" growth industry. Exciting field study experiences and paid internship opportunities are also available.

  • 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. 
  • A major in geography consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours, including at least two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses, and four 300-level or higher courses.

Recommended Courses:

  • GEO 101: World Human Geography
  • GEO 102: Globalization and Development
  • GEO 200: American Ethnic Geography
  • GEO 201: Economic Geography
  • GEO 210: Current Themes in Geography
  • GEO 215: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 274: North American Indian on Film
  • GEO 301: Regional Geography of the United States
  • GEO 320: Urban Geography
  • GEO 321: Urban and Regional Planning
  • GEO 385: Field Study
  • GEO 415: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 470: Political Geography
  • GEO 474: Historical Geography of the United States
  • GEO 486: Internship in Geography
  • GEO 490: Selected Topics in Geography
  • GEO 495: Independent Study
 Field Study locations include:

  • Indian Mound Sites of the American South
  • Ethnic Chicago: A Cultural and Social Geography of the City

Internship opportunities available at:

  •  urban and regional planning firms 
  • GIS firms
  • Library of Congress
  • American Indian Reservations
  • 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.