A minor in geography is a natural complement to an array of careers, including engineering, government and international politics, environmental science, transportation, business, marketing, and public health. Any Mason undergraduate student is eligible to earn a minor in geography by completing 18-20 credits as outlined in the Requirements tab above; many qualifying courses also fulfill Mason Core requirements.
If desired, this minor can be pursued fully online; details can be found with Mason Online.
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.
Total credits: 18-20
Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.
|GGS 102||Physical Geography (Mason Core)||3-4|
|or GGS 121||Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere (Mason Core)|
|GGS 101||Major World Regions (Mason Core)||3|
|or GGS 103||Human Geography (Mason Core)|
Systematic and Regional Requirement
|Select one course in systematic geography and one course in regional geography:||6|
|Global Environmental Hazards|
|Geography of Resource Conservation (Mason Core)|
|Population Geography (Mason Core)|
|Geographic Approaches for Sustainable Development|
|Meteorology and Climate|
|Severe and Extreme Weather|
|Issues in Global Change|
|Selected Topics in Global Change|
|Select Topics in GGS|
|Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation|
|Geography of the United States|
|Geography of Latin America|
|Geography of Europe|
|Geography of North Africa and the Middle East|
|Geography of the Soviet Succession States|
|Issues in Regional Geography|
|Geography of Virginia|
|Students must take two upper-level GGS electives chosen in consultation with the minor coordinator||6-7|