Minor in Geography
Geography students generally do well in the job market. You could attribute this to the fact that the degree helps develop a whole range of employability skills including numeracy, teamwork through regular field trips, analytical skills in the lab and a certain technical savviness through using various specialist computing applications. Also, the subject area in itself cultivates a world view and a certain cultural sensitivity.
Are you curious about places? If so, geography channels this interest into a rigorous study of the makeup of places and what makes them tick.
Do you like to study maps? The geographer's first inclination is to put information on a map in order to see how it looks spatially.
Do you prefer the window seat on airplanes? Geography tries to explain the constantly-changing patterns of human activity and natural phenomena on the landscape.
Are you interested in foreign areas? Many geographers specialize in a particular part of the world such as Latin America, Europe, Asia, or Africa.
Do you like to work outside? Many geographers obtain their basic data from field investigation in environments that range from wilderness areas to cities.
Are you a problem solver? As scientists, geographers are naturally curious about how the world is arranged. They ask lots of questions about why things are located the way they are and then they try t
Are you good at seeing connections among seemingly unrelated processes? One of geography's strengths is its ability to integrate ideas about human behavior, social institutions, and the natural enviro
Can you adapt to rapid technological change? Geography has been buffeted by huge changes in technology. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have revolutionized the way geographers view the world.
Do you try to see the big picture? Geographers look at how places interact with each other, and how they are influenced by larger, more global forces. Geographers think big!
Are you interested in connections between people and the environment? Geographers see the world as the human habitat, one that we have transformed and that has transformed us.
A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of course work with at least 9 hours of upper division course work. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E (1998 core curriculum) or Areas I though V (2008 core curriculum) may not be counted as course work in the minor. Courses taken in Core Area F or Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.
Required Courses: (15 hours)
Fifteen hours of GEOG courses (Nine hours must be upper division).
All courses used to satisfy the minor requirement must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.
To add a Geography minor, please complete this form and contact Dr. Fausto Sarmiento.
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Sarmiento, Fausto O.
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