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Geography Minor

Geography is the relationship between human beings and their environment. Geographers study the where and why of places, and this involves much more than just memorizing state capitals. Through courses in the geography minor at Wayne State, you’ll research things like physical landscapes, cultural similarities and differences, and population patterns. You’ll explore the where, why, and how we live the way we do, within the environments we live in across the globe. You’ll learn how to use computer-mapping software, called a geographic information system (GIS), to show and help you understand your findings. The geography minor pairs well with other programs in the natural and social sciences. Career opportunities are diverse and could include environmental or global studies, science and engineering, education, political science, public policy and foreign relations, and law or government.

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s).

  • GEO 120 World Regional Geography (3)
  • GEO 130 Physical Geography (3)
  • GEO 315 World Economic Geography (3)
  • Geography or earth science electives (12)