Requirements for the Geography minor

Students must complete a five (5) courses of Geography required coursework (see list below) plus a minimum of two (2) courses of upper division (3000 level or above) Geography elective courses. 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Students must complete at least 12 credit hours in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah.

All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a C- or better.


Required Courses

  • GEOG 1000 - Earth Environments and Global Change SF (3)
  • GEOG 1400 - Human Geography BF (3)
  • GEOG 3040 - Principles of Cartography (4) **
  • GEOG 3140 - Introduction to GIS QI (4) **

Elective/Emphasis Courses (upper divison>3000)

  • GEOG 3###
  • GEOG 3###


TOTAL RESIDENCY HRS. (12 credit hrs. at UofU Geog. Dept.)

** GEOG 3040 is soon to be discontinued. If you have already taken GEOG 3140: Intro to GIS or plan on taking GEOG 3140 in Summer 2017, you MUST take GEOG 3040: Principles of Cartography this Fall 2017 semester!

Students who have questions about the minor should book an advising appointment with the Geography undergraduate advisor.

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