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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Geography Minor


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Minor code OR4231

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department  
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138
http://www.ohio.edu/geography

Geoff Buckley, contact person
buckleg1@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, Geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world’s problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems. The Department of Geography offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study. The Geography Bachelor of Arts major affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.  The Geography Minor affords students flexibility in designing a curriculum that combines the traditions of physical and human geography with analytical and technical skills.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Geography prepares students for a variety of career paths, including environmental management, planning, and analysis; private and public firms and agencies that employ geographic information systems; education; local, state or federal governments and agencies; city and regional planning; community development; non-profit organizations; foreign service; international non-governmental organizations; and cultural and historic preservation.

Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement


The geography minor requires a minimum of 20 hours.

Foundation Requirements


Complete two of the following courses:

Complete at least three of the following 3000/4000-level courses for a minimum of 9 credit hours:


Electives


Complete additional GEOG courses to total at least 20 hours in combination with the foundation requirements.  These courses may not include any course over 4900 (including GEOG 4910, 4930, 4940, 4941, 4942, 4943, 4944, 4945, 4946, 4970T, 4980T, 4990H).

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