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Geography Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
UA College: 
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree/Minor Description: 

Students who minor in geography will obtain a basic understanding of the physical properties of the Earth’s surface and the distribution of life on Earth, including humans and the effects of human activity. Students focus on world regions, governments and cultures and the interaction between people and the environment.

Research Opportunities: 

Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab: The Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab, also known as the Chorover Lab, is a research-oriented facility that is designed for the analysis of major and trace elements in environmental matrices such as soil, sediment, biomass and water. This research and teaching program is designed to develop a better understanding of how these various components interact to influence environmental quality.

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching.

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Water