Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Geography - Urban Planning and Sustainability Minor

Minor code OR4242

College of Arts and Sciences  
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140

Edna Wangui, Chair
Brad Jokisch, contact person

Program Overview

Geographers are interested in the spatial patterns observed on earth. Bridging the natural and social sciences, Geography is the interdisciplinary study of environments and how people interact with the environment. It is important to study geography because many of the world’s problems require understanding the interdependence between human activities and the environment. Geography is therefore a beneficial major for students because its theories and methods provide them with analytical skills relevant to occupations focused on solving social and environmental problems. The Department of Geography offers eight majors that help students tailor their focus of study.

The urban planning and sustainability minor will provide students with a basic understanding of urban environments and how communities can support the three main components of sustainability: environmental quality, economic development, and social equity. The minor is open to all undergraduates except those majoring in Geography.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

Available to students who are not majoring in Geography

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This minor will provide students with additional training that will enhance core training within their specific disciplines. This additional training prepares them for a variety of jobs ranging from public policy and management to corporate responsibility.


Minor Hours Requirement

The urban planning and sustainability minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Foundation Course

Complete the following course:

Core Requirements

Complete three of the following courses:


Complete two of the following courses:
(Note: courses used to complete core requirements cannot also be used as electives)