The geography minor is designed for students who wish to broaden their major
program of study by expanding their knowledge of the physical world.
This minor integrates topics that will deepen and broaden your understanding of environmental,
societal, and economic issues and how these disciplines work together to influence
decisions that affect the environment and long-range planning.
Students minoring in geography must complete a minimum of 21 units. Six units will
be at the 100 level with the remainder at the 200-400 level. A maximum of 6 units
may be taken at the 200 level and all course selections must be made in consultation
with a faculty adviser. A grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required in all courses
in the minor. View the minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Combined Minor/MA Option
Students pursuing the minor in Geography may be eligible to complete an individualized Combined Bachelor’s to Master’s degree in conjunction with the master’s program in the Geography & Environmental Planning. Interested students should contact the department to request permission to take
up to 3 graduate geography courses that will count toward both the minor and the eventual
master’s degree. Students granted permission to pursue the individualized combined
degree would use the graduate level coursework (usually, GEOG 601 and GEOG 621) to fulfill the upper level elective requirements. Please see the specific Geography screening
requirements for taking graduate level geography courses toward the minor on the Geography Bachelor's to Master's page.
The Towson University Geography Society, better known as the Geography Club, provides opportunities to meet your peers in
the department and engage in geography-related discussions and projects on campus.