Learn more about the intersections of place, space and society with a minor in Geography from ASU Online. Students can specialize in physical geography or cultural geography on their educational path to gain a global perspective of the world we live in.

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Whether you are interested in the world around us or the people who call it home, earning a minor in Geography allows students to explore both the social and the environmental aspects of our world. Students earning a minor in Geography have the ability to specialize their focus on either physical or cultural geography, depending on which best suits their degree and interests. Physical geography focuses on landforms, weather and natural resources. Students specializing in physical geography can gain a deeper understanding of changes to the global environment, natural resource management theories, as well as weather forecasting and analysis. Cultural geography allows students to focus on specific areas of the world to gain insights on their physical, economic and cultural differences for each region. Students can also learn more about world crises and global economies, among other topics.


A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor.

Note: Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor. Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor. Please contact the department for more information.

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