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 Courses (upper divison>3000)

  • GEOG 3###
  • GEOG 3###

Elective Course (upper or lower division)

  • GEOG ####


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!  A new course will be created to reflect the consolidation of curriculum between GEOG 3140 and GEOG 3040 after Fall 2017 and it will be worth 5 credit hours.  Meaning, GEOG 3140 will also be discontinued after Fall 2017 and the new course will count for both GEOG 3140 AND GEOG 3040!  More information to come on the new course.

Students who have questions about the minor should book an advising appointment with the Geography undergraduate advisor by clicking the "Book Now" bubble on the Home page.

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