The undergraduate minor in geography requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in geographical and sustainability sciences courses (prefix GEOG), including 12 s.h. in University of Iowa courses numbered 3000 or above. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students are encouraged to concentrate their coursework in tracks—environmental studies, geographic information science, or health and society (see the B.A. in geography or the B.S. in geography). For assistance in selecting courses, students may consult with the department's academic advisor.