Major Credit

If you are interested in requesting major or minor credit for a course taken at the University of Minnesota or at another academic institution, please submit a petition to the online petition database below or come talk with a geography advisor about petitioning the course. Transfer students should learn about how credits transfer to CLA and should investigate Transferology—a free system that helps students coordinate their transfer credits with their degree program.

Non-majors should see their college advisor to initiate an Evaluation of Credit form. The Geography Advisor cannot accept these forms directly from students.

Course Brochures and Planning Tools

Geography Courses by Interest Area

Want to peruse at leisure? View our Semester Course brochures here:

BSE majors can also view a list of geography classes for BSE major credit.

Permission Numbers

Need a permission number?

        First, contact the instructor of a class or a departmental advisor for a course as follows:

For questions about courses offered by other departments (e.g., BIOL, MATH, GLOS, etc.) contact the staff and/or instructor of those departments directly.

Spring 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
GEOG 1301WOur Globalizing WorldSections [5]
GEOG 1372Geography of Global CitiesSections [1]
GEOG 1403Biogeography of the Global GardenSections [18]
GEOG 1425Introduction to Weather and ClimateSections [3]
GEOG 1502Mapping Our WorldSections [1]
GEOG 3211East AsiaSections [1]
GEOG 3371WCities, Citizens, and CommunitiesSections [1]
GEOG 3373Changing Form of the CitySections [1]
GEOG 3374WThe City in FilmSections [3]
GEOG 3379Environment and Development in the Third WorldSections [1]
GEOG 3381WPopulation in an Interacting WorldSections [1]
GEOG 3401Geography of Environmental Systems and Global ChangeSections [1]
GEOG 3423Urban ClimatologySections [1]
GEOG 3511Principles of CartographySections [3]
GEOG 3541Principles of GeocomputingSections [1]
GEOG 3992Directed ReadingSections [1]
GEOG 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
GEOG 3993HHonors: Directed StudiesSections [1]
GEOG 3994Directed ResearchSections [1]
GEOG 3994HHonors: Directed ResearchSections [1]
GEOG 3996Senior Project Directed ResearchSections [19]
GEOG 3996HHonors: Senior Project Directed ResearchSections [19]
GEOG 3997Senior ProjectSections [19]
GEOG 3997HHonors: Senior ProjectSections [19]
GEOG 4002WEnvironmental Thought and PracticeSections [1]
GEOG 5361Geography and Real EstateSections [1]
GEOG 5426Climatic VariationsSections [1]
GEOG 5511Principles of CartographySections [3]
GEOG 5541Principles of GeocomputingSections [1]
GEOG 5563Advanced Geographic Information ScienceSections [2]
GEOG 5564Urban Geographic Information Science and AnalysisSections [2]

Fall 2020

There are no GEOG courses available for Fall 2020.
Please see for more info.