Minors

Geography: A Minor in Geography offers students the opportunity to study the characteristics of space, location and place in the broader context of how people interact with both physical and human environments. Geography can be classified as both a natural science and a social science as it examines people and their environment and serves as a bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. Minoring in Geography provides background suitable for entry into a wide variety of business, educational and government occupations, as well for graduate or professional study in geography, planning, business, public administration, forestry, landscape architecture and other environmentally oriented programs.

Requirements: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in coursework at or above the 300 level and/or in courses requiring at least one prerequisite course) from coursework with an A GOG prefix.


Urban Studies and Planning: The minor in Urban Studies and Planning program mixes conventional classes with fieldwork and computer-based learning, and it requires considerable awareness of international, multicultural and policy issues.
Students with training in Urban Studies and Planning may enter careers in housing and community development, real estate, local and state government, local economic development, or local planning. Students with training in Urban Studies and Planning may enter careers in housing and community development, real estate, local and state government, local economic development, or local planning. They can pursue further study in graduate or professional schools to specialize in city and regional planning, public policy, real estate, architecture, or landscape architecture.

Requirements: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in coursework at or above the 300 level) as follows: A USP/A GOG 125, A USP/A GOG 220 or A USP 201, and A USP/A GOG/A GLO 225; and 3 courses from A ANT 334, 372; A ECO 341, 356; A GOG/A EAS/A LCS 321, A GOG/A USP 324, 330, 480, A GOG 496/A USP 456; A HIS 303, 317, 318; A USP 315, 320, 425, 426, 430, 432, 436, 437, 443, 449, 451, 452, 474, 475, 476, 485, 490, 497; A SOC 373, 473; R POS/R PAD 321, R POS 323, R POS 424.

Globalization: The Globalization Studies Minor is designed for students seeking a liberal arts education focusing on major global issues. Students will take a variety of courses focusing on the comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of globalization processes.Students will gain a systematic awareness of the global forces and processes that shape our lives. A Minor in Globalization Studies provides students with a solid foundation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines, those that emphasize professional training (such as public policy, social welfare, criminal justice, business, education, law, health, and planning), as well as employment in a wide variety of public, non-profit/civil society, and private sector careers.

Requirements: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 or more of which must be in coursework at or above the 300 level) including A GLO 103, A GOG/A GLO/A USP 225, and four additional courses, drawn from: A GLO 303/R POS 309, A GLO 402 or A GLO 403, and all courses listed in the Global Perspectives and Regional Foci categories approved for the major in Globalization Studies.


Sustainability: The minor in sustainability creates a curriculum that will help students understand what sustainability is and how it is perceived within various disciplines. Students will take courses that specifically address the environmental, geopolitical or social aspects of sustainability. Students from any discipline may pursue the Sustainability minor.

Requirements: A minimum of 18 graduation credits (9 of which must be in coursework at or above the 300 level), including at least 3 credits in each of 3 categories:
(i) Natural/Physical Sciences: A ATM 304, A BIO 102, A BIO 120, A BIO 222, A BIO 311, A BIO 327, A BIO 427, A ENV 105, A ENV 450, A GOG/A ENV/A GEO 201.
(ii) Social Sciences/Humanities: A ANT 334, A ANT 414, A ECO 110, A GLO 103, A GOG 344, A GOG 350, A HIS 276, A HIS 277, A HIS 317, A HIS 329, A HIS 407, A WSS 430Z.
(iii) Planning: A ECO 385, A GOG/A USP 125, A GOG/A USP 220, A GOG/A USP 225, A GOG/A USP 430, A PHI 474, A USP 201, A USP 432.