Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Geography

The Minor in Geography, which is administered by the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, provides a fundamental foundation to the breadth of study within the field of geography as well as grounding in general geographic theory.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degrees in Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences.

Requirements for the Minor in Geography

Complete a minimum of 21 credits in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences from the following:

1. A minimum of 9 credits from the following:
GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography 3
GEO 151 Introduction to Human Geography 3
GEO 203 Introduction to Meteorology 3
GEO 206 Physical Geography 3
and
GEO 206L Physical Geography Laboratory 1
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
2. A minimum of 3 credits from the following:
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
or
Any 300-level GEO course.
3. Complete a minimum of 9 additional credits in Geography courses, of which 6 credits must be at the 400-level. The courses must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.