Climate, Weather & Society Minor

Minor in Climate, Weather, & Society to learn more about the climate and weather on Earth, and how they impact our lives.


Students minoring in Climate, Weather & Society will be provided with an introduction to atmospheric principles and meteorological phenomena such as heat waves, drought, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. The minor is suitable for students who wish to be informed about this field and who might pursue careers in environmental policy, emergency management, mass communication, government, and industry, or graduate work in environmental or physical geography. 

The minor is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 21 units of required and elective courses. The Department of Geography and Environmental Planning will accept up to 6 units of electives from other departments. Note that some of the electives may have prerequisites associated with them.  View requirements for the minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Image of Hurricane Irene as seen from space
Hurricane Irene spins toward the United States in August 2011. Improvements in forecasting technology allowed meteorologists to accurately predict the hurricane's path. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

student opportunities

Geography Club

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.