Minor Requirements

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:

Minor Hours
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.

Contact Info

Department of Geography

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 213
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
785-864-5143
785-864-5378
kugeog@ku.edu
http://www.geog.ku.edu/
Johannes Feddema, Chair
785-864-5534
Stephen Egbert, Associate Chair
785-864-4252

Department of Geography

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 230
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-5143
785-864-5378
kugeog@ku.edu
http://www.geog.ku.edu/
Peter Herlihy, Undergraduate Coordinator
785-864-4292

Department of Geography

Lindley Hall
1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 213
Lawrence, KS 66045-7575
785-864-5143
785-864-5378
kugeog@ku.edu
http://www.geog.ku.edu/
Nathaniel Brunsell, Graduate Program Director
785-864-2021
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