Department of Geography and the Environment

Minor Requirements for Geography

For students pursuing the 14-16 catalog or earlier:

  • Complete 12 semester hours in any one field of study other than geography. It is recommended that the minor reinforce the student's chosen track. Keep in mind that some academic subjects may be more difficult than others to get coursework in due to prerequisites or class restricitions. Students should discuss their minor selection with the academic advisor. 
  • At least 6 of the minor hours must be upper division. 
  • At least 6 of the minor hours must be taken in residence at UT Austin. 
  • All 12 hours must be taken for a letter grade.

For students pursuing the 16-18 catalog: 

  • Complete a certificate program or a transcript-recognized minor
  • Requirements range from 15 - 24 hours depending on the certificate or minor
  • NOTE: Not all departments and colleges offer a transcript-recognized minor or certificate, see the academic advisor for more information about departments offering a transcript-recognized minor