The urban and regional development minor addresses questions of urban and regional growth, location of economic activity, land development, and real estate. Students may learn to analyze data, use cartographic and geographic information systems, or work in the field and in a remote-sensing laboratory.
One business foundations course:
ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues
Two core courses. Choose from:
GEOG 302 Introduction to Sustainable Development
GEOG 305 Economic Geography
GEOG 367 Population Geography
GEOG 371 Principles and Practices of Regional Development
GEOG 379 Urban Growth and Development
One methods course. Choose from:
GEOG 222 Fundamental Geographic Methods
GEOG 303 Field Study in Environmental Geography
GEOG 330 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 357 Geographical Research Methods
GEOG 416A Computer Cartography
GEOG 417 GIS for Natural and Social Sciences
GEOG 457 Statistical Techniques in Geography, Regional Development, and Planning
Six elective units. Choose from:
Any GEOG courses with course number 200 to 499. At least three units must be upper division.
Double Use of Minor Course Work:
The School of Geography and Development does not permit double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors. Exception: Students enrolled in a double degree program may use Geography courses from their GEOG BA, GEOG BS, EVS BA, or UREG BS degree toward a UREG minor in the second degree.
Declaring the Minor
A student’s major advisor can declare the Urban and Regional Development minor. The major advisor should send an email to the Urban and Regional Development advisor which includes the student’s email address.