Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Geography

Minor in Geography
Program Code:
7671 Geography
Program Level:
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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
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
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.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.

Geography, MNUN (7671)

Required Credits: 21    Program Version: SS18

Requirement 1: Minor - Geography - Introductory
Minor - Geography - Introductory: 9 credits from GEO113, GEO151, GEO203, GEO206, GEO206L, GEO221

Requirement 2: Minor - Geography - Elective
Minor - Geography - Elective: 3 credits from GEO204, any 300 level Geography course

Requirement 3: Minor - Geography - Additional
Minor - Geography - Additional: 9 credits from additional courses in Geography of which 6 credits must be at the 400-level approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 4
21 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.