Requirements for the Minor in Geography
The department offers 2 minor options. The first is a general minor in geography. The second is specifically designed to give students a background in geographic information science. Students should carefully consider which minor best meets their academic goals before choosing one.
Geography General Option
Students selecting this minor must complete 6 GEOG courses (18 hours), 12 hours of which must be taken at the 300 level or above.
Geographic Information Science
- Maps and Mapping/computers, Maps, and Geographical Analysis. Satisfied by GEOG 111 or GEOG 210.
- Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data. Satisfied by GEOG 316.
- Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by GEOG 358.
- 3 additional courses from Geographic Information Science group 300-level or above.
Geography Minor Hours & Minor GPA
While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.
Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.
Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.
Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.