Declare a Minor in Geography or GIS

Ideally, you should declare the minor as soon as you possible, so as to take advantage of departmental advising in planning the best sequence of upper-level courses.

Declaration Process

  • Please fill out the top section of the Declaration of Minor Form and download it.
  • Download 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
  • Request a meeting with a Geography advisor. Email the Undergraduate Advising Assistant Minji Kim (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020) ( or the Undergraduate Chair, Prof. Kristin Sziarto ( for a virtual or face-to-face meeting. Include your completed Declaration of Minor Form and transcript in your email requesting an appointment.
  • You will receive confirmation documents by email.
  • 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 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.