Get ready to chart your course. Emphasizing the “where,” geographers study the character of places by examining the interactions between the economic, cultural and physical environment of a place. Studying geography is one of the best ways to understand your world and to become a better global citizen.
Why Choose Geography at SU?
One key feature of our coursework in the geography minor is SU’s commitment to experiential studies. Many of the courses in the geography program include hands-on lab activities and class field trips.
Our graduates work in both the public and private sectors, and our department maintains a strong alumni network, enabling current students and recent graduates to connect with internships and job opportunities. Our department focuses on student success, and our faculty’s open-door policy and dedicated computer lab enable our majors to acquire the skills necessary to obtain jobs in their field.
The minor in geography requires at least 18 hours of geography and/or geology courses, of which at least 15 hours are not used to satisfy General Education requirements, at least 12 hours are 200 level or higher, at least six hours are at the 300/400 level and at least nine hours are earned at SU. All courses applicable to the minor must be completed with grades of C or better.
For a more in-depth study, SU also offers a geography major with multiple tracks such as atmospheric science and human geography.