Why study geography?
We offer an undergraduate minor with two options, which augment other fields of study and broaden career opportunities: General Geography or Geographical Information Science (GIS). A minor in Atmospheric Science is also available from the Department. You should carefully consider which minor best meets your academic goals before choosing one.
Minor in Geography - General Geography Option:
Students take 18 hours of Geography courses with at least 12 hours from courses numbered 300 or above. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor.
Minor in Geography - Geographic Information Science (GIS) Option:
The minor requires GEOG 111, GEOG 316, and GEOG 358. Three additional courses from the geographic information science group (at 300 or above), and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the courses taken for the minor.
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 geoinformatics. 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.
|Maps and Mapping/computers, Maps, and Geographical Analysis. Satisfied by:|
|GEOG 111||Mapping Our Changing World||4|
|Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data. Satisfied by:|
|GEOG 316||Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data||4|
|Principles of Geographic Information Systems. Satisfied by:|
|GEOG 358||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||4|
|Three additional courses from Geoinformatics group 300-level or above from the list below:|
|GEOG 311||Introductory Cartography and Geovisualization||4|
|GEOG 319||Topics in Techniques: _____||1-3|
|GEOG 360||Computer Programming for Mapping and Spatial Analysis||3|
|GEOG 458||Geographical Information Systems: _____||1-6|
|GEOG 512||Advanced Cartography and Geovisualization||4|
|GEOG 516||Applied Multivariate Analysis in Geography||3|
|GEOG 526||Remote Sensing of Environment I||4|
|GEOG 528||Spatial Databases||3|
|GEOG 558||Intermediate Geographical Information Systems||4|
|GEOG 560||GIS Application Programming||3|
|GEOG 648||Location Modeling||3|
|GEOG 658||Topics in Geospatial Technologies: _____||1-6|
|GEOG 711||Advanced Topics in Geovisualization: _____||4|
|GEOG 716||Advanced Geostatistics||3|
|GEOG 726||Remote Sensing of Environment II||4|
|GEOG 758||Geographic Information Science||3|
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 21 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.