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Minor in Geography

Geography, like history, is a way of looking at the world. Whereas historians study variation through time, geographers study variation through space: how and why the earth’s natural and human features vary from place to place. Underlying this spatial approach are such recurring themes as spatial diffusion of people, goods, and ideas; the significance of relative location in human interaction; the power of place in human consciousness; and the interaction of physical and human processes to create characteristic landscapes. Geographers work at the intersection of social and natural sciences, using the concepts and methods of both to examine human-environmental relationships in their full complexity. This integrative approach is a hallmark of geography and one of its main attractions. Geographers can be found in a great variety of positions often not specifically identified as geographic: environmental management, urban planning, conservation, recreation and tourism, transportation planning, international affairs, and many others.

A minor in Geography (GEOG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school,
  • completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course,
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html

Minor Requirements:

  • GEOG-G 107: Physical Systems of the Environment (3 cr.)


  • GEOG-G 110: Introduction to Human Geography (3 cr.)


  • GEOG-G 130: World Geography (3 cr.)

The remaining 9 credit hours may be selected from any geography course at the 300 level or above.

Select from the following (3 cr. each):

  • GEOG-G 302: Introduction to Transportation Analysis
  • GEOG-G 303: Weather and Climate
  • GEOG-G 305: Environmental Change: Nature and Impact
  • GEOG-G 307: Biogeography: The Distribution of Life
  • GEOG-G 309: Frontiers in Geographic Thought
  • GEOG-G 310: Human Impact on Environment
  • GEOG-G 311: Introduction to Research Methods in Geography
  • GEOG-G 314: Urban Geography
  • GEOG-G 315: Environmental Conservation
  • GEOG-G 321: Geography of Europe
  • GEOG-G 323: Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG-G 324: Geography of the Caribbean
  • GEOG-G 326: Geography of North America
  • GEOG-G 327: Geography of Indiana
  • GEOG-G 328: Rural Landscapes of North America
  • GEOG-G 330: North American House Types
  • GEOG-G 331: Economic Geography
  • GEOG-G 334: Field Geography of North America
  • GEOG-G 336: Introduction to Remote Sensing and Air Photo Interpretation
  • GEOG-G 337: Computer Cartography and Graphics
  • GEOG-G 338: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG-G 345: Field Study in Geography
  • GEOG-G 355: Political Geography
  • GEOG-G 360: Geography of Wine
  • GEOG-G 363: Landscapes and Cultures of the Caribbean
  • GEOG-G 390: Topics in Geography: Variable Regional Focus
  • GEOG-G 404: Soils Geography
  • GEOG-G 418: Historical Geography
  • GEOG-G 421: Environments of Tropical Lands
  • GEOG-G 424: Geography of Africa
  • GEOG-G 436: Advanced Remote Sensing: Digital Image Processing
  • GEOG-G 438: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG-G 439: Seminar in Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG-G 446: Cultural Biogeography
  • GEOG-G 460: Geography Internship
  • GEOG-G 475: Climate Change
  • GEOG-G 488: Applied Spatial Statistics

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.