2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Geography


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: 2.0

Minimum Grade requirement for courses to count towards minor: Students minoring in Geography must pass GEO 100 with at least a C- grade. 

Minimum of 9 credit hours must be at the 200-level or above

Residency requirement: A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of Maine

Contact Information: Stephen J. Hornsby, Director and Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies (207) 581-4226, hornsby@maine.edu


The discipline of geography is broadly based in earth sciences and humanities as well as in the social sciences. Geographers pursue research and teaching in areas as diverse as geomorphology, hydrology, transportation, urban planning, cultural ecology, and human-environment relationships and pre-history. The geography curricula will appeal to undergraduates seeking a general yet practical University education. Geographers find employment in such career fields as resource management, urban and regional planning, and environmental assessment, as well as in the traditional occupations of elementary and secondary school teaching.  Students are urged to discuss and plan course selection with the Coordinator.

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