Declare a Major in Geography or a Minor in Geography or GIS

Even if you have declared your major or minor in Geography, or your minor in GIS, to L&S, you need to do a few more things to finish the process with the Geography Department and get all the resources you need:

  1. Print an unofficial transcript. To do so:
    • Log in to PAWS
    • Under the yellow Academics header, click in the drop down menu and select Transcript: View Unofficial, then click the yellow arrow button
    • Select the Undergraduate or Graduate Transcript and default Output Destination Type (email), then click the Submit Transcript Request button
    • A PDF copy will be delivered to your UWM Email Address immediately
  2. Meet with the Undergraduate Advising PA Minji Kim (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020) or the Undergraduate Chair, Prof. Kristin Sziarto. Their office hours are listed below.
    • You’ll need to choose a track:
      • Geographic Information (GIS)
      • Urban Geography
      • Environmental Geography
      • Physical Systems (soils, hydrogeography, climate, biography, conservation…)
      • Globalization, Cultures, and Societies (new as of fall 2018)
  3. You have declared your major or minor!
    • You will receive confirmation documents by mail.
    • You will also be put on the “geog-majors” e-mail list, to receive information about scholarships, internships, Geography classes and other program information.

Further advising: After you have declared your Geography major or minor, or GIS minor, for more advising about track requirements, fieldwork, internships, etc., please contact:

Undergraduate Advising Assistant:
Minji Kim (, Bolton Hall 444
Advising office hours: No drop-in hours at this time.
Please e-mail for a meeting.

Undergraduate Chair:
Kristin Sziarto (, Bolton Hall 468
Advising office hours: No drop-in hours at this time.
Please e-mail for a meeting.