Minor in Geography

Learn why the earth’s physical features and atmosphere have fascinated scientists for thousands of years.

The study of geography dates back to at least 200 BCE; people have always been curious about the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere. In modern times, it also includes the study of human activity and its affects on the planet, including the distribution of population, resources and industries.

Students can choose from courses on physical geology (the earth’s materials, landforms, landscapes and the forces acting on them), atmospheric sciences (including weather) or environmental sciences.

Along with the scientific aspects of geography, students explore humans’ impact on everything from climate to ecosystems.