A minor comprises a sequence of courses that focus on a particular area of study different from, and secondary to, the major. The Curriculum Committee requires that minors include 18-21 credits of required and elective courses that collectively provide coverage of, and understanding in, the subject area.
Note: Any course selected for a minor cannot be a program requirement in the student’s major. All College Curriculum requirements and Open Electives can count towards a minor. In the event of duplication, the student must select an appropriate substitution for the same by completing a “Curriculum Petition to Waive or Substitute a Requirement” form in consultation with a faculty member who teaches in the minor and the dean of the school offering the minor. Students should work closely with their advisor to determine if they will able to meet the requirements of both the major and the minor degree program.
Our world and its different cultures, economies and political systems are becoming more connected through globalization, development, trade, climate change, governmental and financial instability. A minor in Geography and Regional Planning will introduce students to spatial thinking and technology as methods to analyze and solve interdisciplinary issues within the social and physical sciences, business, and policy. Working with their discipline, a minor in Geography and Regional Planning will offer an opportunity to explore socio-environmental issues of today and solutions for a better tomorrow.