This specialized minor offers students an overview of the field of geography, focusing on urban geography courses with topics including urbanization, urban issues and solutions, and urban planning. 

Course Requirements

Courses should be selected with the consent of the student’s Geography faculty advisor.​

A student completing an Urban Geography and Planning minor is eligible to simultaneously complete a GIS Certificate. Only GEO 241 from the Urban Geography and Planning Minor can also be applied to the GIS Certificate. A student wishing to complete an Urban Geography and Planning minor and a GIS Certificate will complete a minimum of 10 Geography courses. Please see a faculty advisor in the Department of Geography for further details. 

Students majoring in Geography (BA) or minoring in Geography or Geography Nature-Society Studies are restricted from earning this minor.