Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers ask where things are located on the surface of the Earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the natural environment. Natural and human systems vary over space and many environmental issues are therefore inherently spatial. Environmental Geography links together the social sciences and natural sciences, studying the relationships between human activity and natural systems. We draw on knowledge from many different fields of study to give us the big picture view of how and why cultural and natural landscapes vary over space. We make extensive use of maps, complex spatial datasets, and technology to aid our understanding of the world.
Why Consider a Geography Minor?
Do you wonder about how human and natural environments vary across the world? Are you curious about how the interactions and interdependencies between human and natural systems? Do you love maps? Are you comfortable with spatial problem solving? If so, then Geography will be a great minor for you! Come join us as we work together to understand our world!
Cartographer | GIS Analyst | Tourism Industry Professional | Water Resource Manager | Park Ranger | Restoration and Conservation Analyst | Forest Service Employee | Educator
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students must declare their minor in ES 539.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.