Minoring in Geography exposes students to the schools of thought in physical and human Geography and techniques of Geographic Information System (GIS). Geography minors not only learn the inner workings of the discipline, but also learn how to apply spatial thinking to other major disciplines and engage in much sought after interdisciplinary research. A minor in Geography requires students to take a blend of introductory and upper level courses such as Human Geography in a Changing World, Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies, Urban Geography, GIS and Water Resources, and Race and Place. By most accounts, students holding a minor in Geography will be more competitive for jobs in their own major area of study.
Minoring in Environmental Analysis exposes students to the physical processes associated with the environment and environmental sustainability in the face of today’s social and environmental challenges. Students will gain basic insights into human-environment interaction issues such as natural resources and hazards, land-use/land-cover changes, water resources, climate change, spatiality of disease and epidemics, and environmental policy making. In general, a minor in this track complements many majors and helps prepare students for careers in environmental sciences in both public and private entities.