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Geography, Minor

Requirements

The Minor in Geography allows students to focus on either of the major sub-disciplines of geography, namely physical geography or human geography, or to follow a broad curriculum in geography. The minor will also overlap with the coursework required of students seeking a Utah state teaching endorsement in geography.

Total Program Credits: 20

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements:   10 Credits
Required Courses; Complete the following:  
  GEOG 1000 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
  GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography 3
  GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Elective Requirements:   10 Credits
Complete at least 10 credits from the following list, at least six of which much be 3000-level or higher:   10
  ENVT 3800 Energy Use on Earth (3)  
  GEOG 1005 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1)  
  GEOG 140G Introduction to Human Geography (3)  
  GEOG 2000 Sustainability and Environment  (3)  
  GEOG 2100 Geography of the United States (3)  
  GEOG 2500 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)  
  GEOG 3110 Urban Geography WE (3)  
  GEOG 3200 Geography of Utah (3)  
  GEOG 3300 Biogeography (4)  
  GEOG 3350 Geography of Africa (3)  
  GEOG 3400 Environmental Remote Sensing (3)  
  GEOG 3500 Geomorphology WE (4)  
or GEO 3200 Geologic Hazards (4)  
  GEOG 3650 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4)  
  GEOG 3700 Wetland Studies (3)  
  GEOG 3705 Wetland Studies Laboratory (1)  
  GEOG 4100 Geospatial Field Methods (3)  
At most one of the following courses may be used towards elective requirements:    
  ANTH 2030 Archeological Method and Theory (3)  
  ANTH 3150 Culture Ecology and Health (3)  
  ANTH 3850 Ethnographic Methods WE (3)  
  BIOL 3700 General Ecology (3)  
  BIOL 3800 Conservation Biology (3)  
  BOT 4050 Plant Ecology (3)  
  ENGL 373R Literature of Cultures and Places (3)  
  ENST 3000 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)  
  ENVT 3330 Water Resources Management (3)  
  ENVT 3850 Environmental Policy (3)  
  PHIL 3530 Environmental Ethics (3)  
  SOC 4020 Survey Research Design (3)  
  Or other advisor-approved electives  

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Grade of C- or higher in all courses used to satisfy requirements of the minor.  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
GEOG 1000 (GE) Introduction to Physical Geography 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
 GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
 GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
  Semester total: 4
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 4
  Semester total: 4
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 20

 

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