Jun 19, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Geography Minor

Geography Minor, Teaching Minor, and BIS

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used toward the minor in addition to an overall GPA for these courses of 2.00 or higher.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 21 credit hours in Geography courses for Geography and Teaching Minors. 18 credit hours for the Geography BIS.
  • Program Code: Geography(7031), Geography Teaching(7032), Geography BIS (7031)
  • CIPC: Geography(450701), Geography Teaching(131332)​, Geography BIS

Students who select the Geography Teaching Minor must satisfy the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department ).

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Interdisciplinary Work-Made multiple connections across three academic disciplines.
  • High Impact Educational Experience-Engaged in high impact practices through at least one of these: (a) collaborative learning projects, (b) undergraduate research, (c) public performances, (d)diversity/global learning, (e) community engaged learning, (f) internships, or (g) intensive writing.
  • Capstone Signature Work -Synthesized and reported key research/skills/theories from academic disciplines.
  • Analysis and Reflection-Provided analyses/results/conclusions/reflections from the Capstone experience.
  • Academic speaking and writing-Used effective oral and written English-language skills
  • Post-Graduate Planning-Planned for careers and/or graduate programs.

Elective Geography Courses (9 credit hours)

Select 9 additional credit hours of upper division Geography courses.

Geography Teaching minors must also take HIST 4500 - Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12 (3)  and GEOG 3500 - Geography of Utah and the American West (3)  in addition to the courses required by the Teacher Education program.  GEOG 1500 PS SUS - Climate Change: Science, Society and Solutions (3)  is recommended for teachers.