Undergraduate Minors

We offer five undergraduate minors covering areas such geography, urban and regional development, geographic information science and environmental studies.

How to Declare

Any advisor can declare our minors, but you can also declare a minor online.

To learn more about our minors, contact our Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Minor Options

Environmental Studies

Foundations:

  • EVS 260 

  • GEOG 220, 230, or 240 or ENVS 200 

  • 1 Methods Course (GEOG 222, 303, 330, 357, 403, 416A, 417 are the methods courses with no prerequisites ) 

Electives:

  • 3 elective courses chosen from the “Environmental Social Science and Policy” course listings under the major requirement 

See checklist


Geography Minor

Foundations: 

  • GEOG 210: Political and Cultural Geography of Globalization or GEOG 251: World Regional Geography 

  • GEOG 220, 230, or 240     

  • 1 GEOG Methods course (222, 303, 330, 357, 416A, 417, and 457 are the methods courses with no prerequisites) 

Electives:  Any 3 GEOG courses 200-level or greater; a minimum of 9 upper-division units is required for the minor 

See Checklist


Urban & Regional Development

Foundations: 

  • Introductory Economics (ECON 200 or other approved ECON course) 

Core Classes: 

  • At least 2 of the following: GEOG 302, 305, 367, 371, or 379 

Methods: 

  • At least 1 of the following:  GEOG 222, GEOG 303, 330, 357, 416A, 417 or other approved methods course 

Electives: 

  • 2 GEOG courses 200-level or greater (can be from core or methods); a minimum of 9 upper-division units is required for the minor 

See checklist


 

Geographic Information Science (in person)

Required Core (all 4 classes):

Note that 417 is offered Fall and Spring; 330 is offered Fall and Summer; 416A and 457 are offered Fall. 

  • GEOG 330 (crosslisted with GEOS, SWES, WSM): Remote Sensing 

  • GEOG 416A (crosslisted with RNR 416A): Computer Cartography 

  • GEOG 417 (crosslisted with RNR 417): Geographic Information Science 

  • GEOG 457: Statistics 

Electives (select 2; see checklist for options) 

See checklist


Geographic Information Systems Technology (online)

Offered through Arizona Online. This is a separate campus. You must apply to Arizona Online and be accepted before you can take the BS-GIST minor. 

See minor requirements