Why study geography?

Because people, places, and environments interact and evolve in a changing world.

Why study atmospheric science?

The study of atmospheric processes enables us to understand human interactions with the environment.

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 111Maps and Mapping4
or GEOG 210 Computers, Maps, and Geographical Analysis
Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data. Satisfied by:
GEOG 316Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data4
Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by:
GEOG 358Principles of Geographic Information Systems4
Three 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.