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Minor in Geography

The minor in Geography is designed to build on the interdisciplinary nature of geography and allow students to incorporate a geographic approach to their discipline of interest. The geography minor is an attractive option to students who major in anthropology, biology, computer science, economics, engineering, environmental sciences, political science, sociology, and sustainability.


The minor in geography consists of a minimum of 21-22 units of geography. To complete the minor students must take Geography 101, 102, 104, and one of the following areas:

(SIMS Code: 112937)

Six units from Geography 312, 340, 354, 454, 554, and six units selected from regional courses Geography 320-336, 426.

(SIMS Code: 112952)

Nine units selected from Geography 380-385, 484, 581-589, 591, 591L, and three units selected from any other upper division geography course.

(SIMS Code: 112966)

Nine units selected from Geography 340, 348, 370, 375, 426, 440 [or Political Science 440], 570-576, and three or four units selected from methods courses Geography 380-385, 484, 581-589.

(SIMS Code: 112961)

Nine units selected from Geography 303, 375, 401, 409, 506-512, and three or four units selected from methods courses Geography 380-385, 484, 581-589.

(SIMS Code: 112981)

Nine units selected from Geography 340, 353, 354, 440 [or Political Science 440], 454, 554, 572, and three or four units from either methods or regional courses Geography 320-336, 380-385, 426, 484, 581-589.

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University.


Dr. Molly (Pohl) Costello
Office: Storm Hall 301B
Email: [email protected]

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