University of Maine at Farmington 2021-2022 Catalog

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Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.


Select one concentration from the options below or work with your advisor to design your own, and complete at least 3 courses in that concentration. Complete two geography electives in addition to your concentration.

 Place and Culture :Three of the following:
GEO 200S Geographical Imaginations 4
GEO 212S Latin America: Peoples & Environments              4
GEO 214 Asia: Peoples & Environments 4
GEO 219S Geography of Maine 4
GEO 325 Geography of Health and Disease 4
GEO 332 Cultural Geography 4
GEO 334 Political Ecology 4
Nature and Society: Three of the following:
GEO 231S     Environmental Issues 4
GEO 235     Physical Geography 4
GEO 238S     Forest Management: Science, Institutions and Communities 4
GEO 265S     Climate Change and Society 4
GEO 331     Nature and Society 4
GEO 334     Political Ecology 4
GEO 340     Sustainable Land Use 4


Communities and Development: Three of the following:

GEO 204   Introduction to GIS                                       4
GEO 304   Environmental GIS 4
GEO 310   Sustainable Development             4
GEO 320   Environment, Economy, Society 4
GEO 325   Geography of Health and Disease 4
GEO 343   Community Planning 4


Create your own Concentration in consultation with your advisor (12 credits)

Additional Geography electives                                                                     7-8

A minimum of one third of the required credits must be earned at UMF for a minor to be awarded.

Total credits for the Minor: 20

*Students receiving a minor in Environmental Planning must earn an additional 12 credits to also earn a minor in Geography.

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