Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization

Division of Social Sciences, The University of Chicago

Minor overview

The minor program in Environment, Geography and Urbanization (CEGU) offers students the ability to explore a plurality of theoretical approaches to the histories and geographies of socio-environmental transformation through just six classes: three foundational courses in addition to three electives. Similarly to the undergraduate major, the CEGU minor prepares students to understand and confront the wide-ranging societal, historical, and spatial dimensions of contemporary planetary environmental crises, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and other forms of large-scale socio-environmental transformation. 

Students who elect the CEGU minor should meet with the program director before the end of the Spring Quarter of their third year to declare their intention to complete the minor and select appropriate courses. The approval of the program director for the minor program should be submitted to a student’s College adviser by the deadline above on the Consent to Complete a Minor Program↗ form, available online or from the College adviser.

For a full list of CEGU electives, please see the list here.↗

See the College Catalog page for Environment, Geography and Urbanization↗ for more information on specific requirements.