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Offerings of Earth and Environmental SciencesInnovative and flexible majors provide an interesting path for you to follow on your way to an LSA degree. From Camp Davis in Wyoming, to lab work on campus, you have an opportunity to explore the geological sciences in exciting ways...

Our innovative and flexible majors provide an interesting path for students to follow on their way to an LSA degree. From our field camp at Camp Davis in Wyoming, to lab work on campus, Michigan students have an opportunity to explore the geological sciences in exciting ways.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers:

 

 

Earth and Environmental Sciences Advising and Advance Approval of Elections

A plan for the major in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is developed in consultation with a department advisor. A proposed plan must be approved in its entirety by the appropriate advisor prior to registration for the first term of major. Thereafter, progress through the plan and future elections must be reviewed, and approved in advance, whenever a change is proposed and in any case no less frequently than at the beginning of each new academic year of residence. Certification must also be obtained from an advisor, on an official LSA Major Release Form, immediately prior to submission of the application for the degree.

Information about appointments with department advisors is available  on the web at: www.lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate/advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the department must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online www.lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate/advising

Upper-Level Writing Requirement

The College requires that every student satisfy an upper-level writing requirement before graduation. Students in majors in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences must satisfy this requirement by completion of EARTH 333 or  380 or by a program of writing that is explained in detail on the Earth and Environmental Sciences website:  www.lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate.

 

Teaching Certificate

 The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences offers prospective secondary school science teachers an opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from the College with a major in the department while satisfying the requirements for a provisional secondary school teaching certificate with a teaching major in earth science or general science. An outline with specific information about the teaching major and minor in earth science, general science, and the other teaching certificate requirements should be obtained from the School of Education Office of Academic Services. Interested students should consult the teaching certificate advisor as early as possible.

Earth Sciences concentration (Fall 2007-Winter 2010) - DISCONTINUED +

effective Fall 2007 through Winter 2010 

NOTE: this concentration has been discontinued.  The last day to declare a concentration in Earth Sciences was April 30, 2010.   

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

This program is designed to provide a broad background in the fundamentals of Earth Science for students who intend to have careers in business, law, medicine, government, or other areas.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  1. Preparation in two basic sciences, chosen from two of the following:

     

    1. an introductory course in Mathematics, typically MATH 105;

    2. an introductory course in Chemistry, typically CHEM 130; and

    3. GEOSCI 130 / CHEM 108 / PHYSICS 109.

       

  2. An Introductory Course in Geology: GEOSCI 116, 119 & 118, 120, 201, 205/206, 280, or 284.

The prerequisites should be completed as soon as possible.

Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 30 credits, including:

  1. Earth Science Core courses. Two courses chosen from among GEOSCI 231, 232, 305, 310, 351, and 442;
  2. Geological Science electives. 13 additional credits in GEOSCI at the 200-level and above, of which at least 6 are in 300-level or higher;
  3. Cognates. 8 credits of science cognate courses, chosen in consultation with and approved by the concentration advisor;
  4. William T. Smith Lecture Seminar. Enrollment in a one-term, senior level one-credit course (GEOSCI 497), linked to attendance and discussion on weekly Smith Lecture topics, and a short paper prepared on a topic of interest.

 

Students interested in combining a background in geological sciences with preparation for professional school (e.g., business administration, law school, medical school) should consult an appropriate source for information about requirements for admission to those schools.

 

Honors in Geological Sciences

Earth Sciences concentration (Spring 2000-Summer 2006) +

 

effective Spring 2000 (formerly the General Geology option of the Geological Sciences concentration) through Summer 2007 | 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

This program is designed to provide a broad background in the fundamentals of Earth Science for students who intend to have careers in business, law, medicine, government, or other areas.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  1. Preparation in two basic sciences, chosen from two of the following:

     

    1. an introductory course in Mathematics, typically MATH 105;

    2. an introductory course in Chemistry, typically CHEM 130; and

    3. GEOSCI 130 / CHEM 108 / PHYSICS 109.

       

  2. An Introductory Course in Geology: GEOSCI 116, 117, 120, 201, 205/206, 280, or 284.

 

The prerequisites should be completed as soon as possible.

Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 30 credits, including:

  1. Earth Science Core courses. Two courses chosen from among GEOSCI 231, 232, 305, 310, 351, and 442;

  2. Geological Science electives. 13 additional credits in GEOSCI at the 200-level and above, of which at least 6 are in 300-level or higher;

  3. Cognates. 8 credits of science cognate courses, chosen in consultation with and approved by the concentration advisor;

  4. William T. Smith Lecture Seminar. Enrollment in a one-term, senior level one-credit course (GEOSCI 497), linked to attendance and discussion on weekly Smith Lecture topics, and a short paper prepared on a topic of interest.

 

Students interested in combining a background in geological sciences with preparation for professional school (e.g., business administration, law school, medical school) should consult an appropriate source for information about requirements for admission to those schools.

 

Honors in Geological Sciences


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