In addition to fulfilling all the basic requirements for a minor (see Minor Fields of Study), students who declare a minor in geography must meet the following requirements:

The minor in geography is designed to enhance student spatial skills. Global awareness is a fundamental component of many programs of study here at URI. It is a critical element in developing spatial literacy. The required courses for the minor include GEG 101 (3 credits) and three of the following (9 credits): GEG 104, 200, and 511.

Six credits of electives are chosen from the following list in consultation with the geography advisor, Professor William Gordon: AAF/PSC 410, 466; APG 203; CPL 410; GEG 202, 350; GEO 103, 210; HIS (a state, regional, or national history course); OCG 123; PSC 116, 377, 403, 407, and 408. These courses cannot be double-counted for a student’s academic minor and major.

The Department of Landscape Architecture, within the College of Arts and Sciences, administers this program. Interested students should contact Professor William Gordon in the East Tower Office of Rodman Hall (third floor), 401.874.5108 or