Physical Geography, Minor

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

This minor examines global environments and looks at how physical dynamics, such as climates, landforms, vegetation, and soils affect biological and social systems. Topics include mapping, and approved electives open the door for exploring GIS, atmospheric effects, and urban geography.

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 - 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.

In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 18
Major GPA C

Minor Requirements
  • Take the following 18 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course:Contact the Geography, Planning, and Recreation Department to be assigned a minor advisor.
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.