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 111||Mapping Our Changing World||4|
|or GEOG 210||Computers, Maps, and Geographical Analysis|
|Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data. Satisfied by:|
|GEOG 316||Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data||4|
|Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by:|
|GEOG 358||Principles of Geographic Information Systems||4|
|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:
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.