Geography

TYPE: Minor
DEPARTMENT: Natural Sciences Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
MINORS: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Applied

General Description

Have you always wondered about the ways people are affected by where they live? If so, a geography minor might be right for you.

Physical features influence people's day-to-day lives, culture as a whole, and the surrounding physical landscape.

Examine the physical and cultural features of the world environment as you examine regional and world-scale patterns of resources, climate, trade, and political alignments.

Explore the influence of culture on perceptions, decisions and interpersonal relations across the globe and in a local context. Study evolving human landscapes through culture, political and social organizations, and religions and language.

*The geography minor is also available online through UW-Superior's Distance Learning Center.

**Secondary and elementary education majors may also minor in geography for teacher certification.

Program Outcomes

Through a minor in geography at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Be well-informed citizens of our increasingly interconnected global community.
  • Understand and be able to apply world spatial relationships.
  • Be able to examine how physical layout influences economic activities and culture.
  • Have a broad base of knowledge of physical features in the world landscape.

Career Opportunities

With training in both the natural and social sciences, geographers have a wide-range of career opportunities following graduation, including:

  • cartographer
  • climatologist
  • community developer
  • computer mapper
  • demographer
  • geographer
  • geographic area specialist
  • hazardous-waste planner
  • land developer
  • map editor
  • park ranger
  • site researcher
  • surveyor
  • urban/regional planner
  • zoning investigator

Did You Know?

  • Barstow Hall contains a well-equipped science computer lab with the newest ArcGIS software connected to scanners, digitizers, printers, and a large format plotter.
  • You will have numerous opportunities for internships, hands-on study and research.
  • Students minoring in geography education also benefit from our highly regarded teacher education program.
  • Faculty members guide students in selecting programs and courses that best suit their interests and career goals.

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