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Minoring in Geography


Pursuing a minor in Geography at BYU opens up a world of intriguing possibilities. With five distinctive minors to choose from, the Geography Department offers a rich academic experience that can be seamlessly integrated into your educational journey. Whether you're captivated by spatial analysis, urban planning, cartography, or population studies, the Geography Department provides a platform for you to explore these realms.

By immersing yourself in the minor course requirements detailed in the Academics catalog, you'll acquire a well-rounded understanding of geographical concepts and their real-world applications. Through hands-on engagement in our advanced computer laboratory, you'll gain practical skills in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and more. Ultimately, a minor in Geography from BYU equips you with a valuable set of tools and insights that can enhance your major field of study and broaden your perspective on the interconnectedness of our dynamic world.

Geography Minors and Requirements:

  1. Geospatial Science & Technology
  2. Global Studies
  3. Travel and Tourism
  4. Urban and Regional Planning
  5. Geography Teaching

*Please note: all teaching/education minors require that you have a teaching/education major.

Declaring a Minor:

Students who desire a minor should declare it prior to completing 90 BYU credits; otherwise, they will need to petition to add the minor. You are allowed up to 3 minors.

  1. Contact your academic advisor to learn about minors that go well with your major.
  2. Once the minor is decided, you must contact the advisement center for it to be added. Most minors are open and can be added right away, but some are not. Closed minor approval will go through the academic advisor, and you will complete a declaration form.