Major & Minors in Geography
Geography is the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between people, place, and environment. Geography at Carolina spans the social and natural sciences. Our courses train students in diverse skills to create, model, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to address issues relevant to communities, policy-making, and scholarship.
At Carolina, you can
- Major in Geography
- Minor in Geography
- Minor in GIS
- Minor in Environmental Justice (coming Fall 2020)
Our Pathways in Geography offer suggestions for how to combine geography courses to meet your interests. We offer pathways in Climate Science, Health and Disease, Diversity and Justice, Urban Development and Planning, and more!
The Geography Undergraduate Handbook and the Undergraduate Bulletin provide additional information about the department, major and minor course requirements, and instructions for registering in courses. The UNC Academic Catalogue has a complete list of courses offered in geography. You can find the course listings for this semester on the “Courses” menu.
To learn more about what Carolina geographers do, check out our 2018 and 2019 Geography Department newsletters, or follow us on Twitter @geographyunc! You can also contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Geography for more information on courses, requirements, and planning your geography major.