The 18-credit Minor in Geography and Urban Studies, offered by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies, is open to students in all majors. The minor focuses on the four themes of globalization, sustainability, social justice and geographic methods that are increasingly central to understanding and addressing global challenges.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


Students are required to take one of the Gateway courses, either GUS 2001 or GUS 2002. Students also take 5 elective courses: one at any level and four at the upper level 2000+, which they can use to focus on their own particular interests.

Gateway Course
Select one of the following:3
Space and Place
Electives 1
Select 5 courses as per the following criteria:15
Select one Geography & Urban Studies elective - any level
Select four Geography & Urban Studies electives numbered 2000+ 2
Total Credit Hours18

No electives may double-count between the Geography & Urban Studies minor and the Environmental Studies major or minor.


One cognate course can substitute for an elective with written permission from the faculty advisor.