Department of Geography
205 Carolina Hall, CB# 3220
Geography is the science of space, place, and environment. The department offers classes spanning the social and natural sciences and offering students training in qualitative, quantitative, spatial analysis and modelling, and lab methodologies.
In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:
- take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
- earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)
For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.
To minor in geography a student must pass a minimum of five geography courses. These consist of:
|Any two core courses:||6|
|The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth's Environmental Systems H|
|Weather and Climate|
|World Regional Geography|
|Geographies of Globalization|
|Geographical Issues in the Developing World H|
|Introduction to Geographic Information|
|Capstone Seminar in Geographic Research|
|Three GEOG elective courses||9|
Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.
Elective courses may be any on the departmental list, but students are encouraged to take higher numbered courses. Students wishing more information should consult their academic advisor or the geography director of undergraduate studies.
See program page here for special opportunities.