DEPARTMENT: Natural Sciences Department
MINORS: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Applied
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.
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.
With training in both the natural and social sciences, geographers have a wide-range of career opportunities following graduation, including:
- community developer
- computer mapper
- geographic area specialist
- hazardous-waste planner
- land developer
- map editor
- park ranger
- site researcher
- 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.
* Are programs where you can also earn certification to teach at the K-12, elementary or middle/high school levels.