Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Geography Minor

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Please click here  to see Geography and Environmental Sciences department information.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus or online program.

Declaring This Minor

  • Please see your advisor.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 15 GEOG credit hours.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 9 upper-division (3000- level and above) GEOG credit hours.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 9 GEOG credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. The minor is flexible and does not have core requirements. A student can elect to take any GEOG courses as long as they are not being used to fulfill requirements in another degree program in the department.
  2. Undergraduate students may count up to 3 credit hours of independent study (GEOG 3840, 4840, 4880/GEOL 3840, 4840, 4880) towards elective credit in the minor as approved by the undergraduate advisor.
  3. Students may not double-count courses for the Geography minor and another degree program in the department, the Sustainability Minor, or the GISci Certificate.

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