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Geography Minor

Geography is a unique discipline that integrates knowledge across the social and natural sciences to provide robust ways of understanding our world and analyzing the many varied interactions between humans and their environments. The Geography minor is intended to accommodate the interests and needs of students from a variety of majors and disciplines. It is recommended that students interested in the Geography minor schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in the Department of Geography to design a customized plan that meets the student's unique educational and career goals.

Geography Minor Curriculum



  • Minimum of 5 courses (14 credits) in Geography or Atmospheric Sciences. All courses can be used towards the minor except GEOG 1900.
  • No more than 2 courses at the 2000 level.
  • At least 1 course at the 4000 level or higher.
  • No more than 3 credit hours can be internship, research, and/or individual study.
  • Maximum of 6 credit hours can overlap with the GE.
  • Maximum of 3 credit hours can overlap with the major.

Sample Plans

Five sample plans exist for students who would like to focus their Geography minor on one of the core strengths of OSU Geography. The five sample plans are listed below. Each plan has a set of course recommendations, which are all included in the pdf file above.

  • Our Global World
  • Global Inequality
  • Environment, Sustainability, and Development
  • Networks, Locations, and Economies
  • Climate Change

Students interested in minoring in meteorology or geographic information science should view the requirements for the Atmospheric Sciences minor or GIS minor, respectively.

Making an Advising Appointment

To make an appointment with an academic advisor in the Department of Geography, please see the Schedule an Appointment information Web page, or call 614-292-6961

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