The Geography Minor provides a broad-ranging perspective on humans as inhabitants and transformers of the earth. The search for this kind of understanding involves through study of (1) the interlocking systems of the natural environment (e.g. climate, landforms, oceans, biota) and human systems (e.g. economic, political, and social); (2) diverse historical, cultural, social, economic, and political structures and processes which affect the location and spatial organization of population groups and their activities; and (3) significant geographical units, whether described as cities, regions, nations, states or landscapes.
Geography is interdisciplinary and employers look for geographers with holistic problem-solving skills. Geographers explicitly study the intersection between human society and the physical environment, and are valued employees because they are trained to understand the complexity and interconnections between society and the environment. Employers seek geographically trained employees for their critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.
The Geography Minor complements many other programs in the university such as Business, Biology, Education, English, History, International Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Geography minors at Lock Haven University have gone on to complete doctoral degrees in geography at some of the highest rated geography programs in the United States.