The Technical Minor prepares students for internships and jobs in addition to those commonly available in their major fields. Business and government planning and other agencies recruit employees who have strong skills in geographic techniques, coupled with solid content knowledge, analytical abilities, and research experience. The curriculum follows disciplinary guidelines for training employable geography Technical Minors.
The two required geographic techniques course develop the specific skills employers currently seek. In addition, Technical Minors will choose either to acquire advanced skills in Geographic Information Systems or to develop expertise in spatial analysis.