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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.

Environmental Geosciences concentration (Fall 2007-Winter 2010) - DISCONTINUED +

Effective Date: 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

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences related to the geology of our environment and from which they can continue either to professional work or graduate study.

Prerequisites to Concentration. There are four prerequisites, which should be completed as soon as possible.

  1. Introductory geological science course with laboratory (GEOSCI 116, 119&118, 120, or 201) or an introductory geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 284 or 205+206) combined with a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).

  2. One year of introductory chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 130/125+210/211).

  3. One year of Introductory Mathematics, including calculus (MATH 115+116).

  4. Any two of PHYSICS 140/141, PHYSICS 240/241, and BIOLOGY 162, 171 or 172.


Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 34 credits. A concentration plan must include:

  1. Core Courses. GEOSCI 232 (or 231), 325, 442, and 477.
  2. Field Course. GEOSCI 341.
  3. Geoscience Electives. Two additional geological sciences courses chosen from GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 380, 427, 443, 478.
  4. Required Cognates. In addition concentrators must elect six credits of advanced cognate courses. These must be above the prerequisite level in biology, CHEM, MATH, engineering, NRE, or EIHLTH (Public Health), or some combination thereof. A list of approved courses is available from the concentration advisor and any departure from this list must be approved in advance by the concentration advisor.


Honors in Geological Sciences

Environmental Geosciences concentration (Fall 2005 through Summer 2007) +

Effective Date: Fall 2005 through Summer 2007 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences related to the geology of our environment and from which they can continue either to professional work or graduate study.

Prerequisites to Concentration. There are four prerequisites, which should be completed as soon as possible.

  1. Introductory geological science course with laboratory (GEOSCI 116, 117, 120, or 201) or an introductory geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 284 or 205+206) combined with a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).

  2. One year of introductory chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 130/125+210/211).

  3. One year of Introductory Mathematics, including calculus (MATH 115+116).

  4. Any two of PHYSICS 140/141, PHYSICS 240/241, and BIOLOGY 162.


Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 34 credits. A concentration plan must include:

  1. Core Courses. GEOSCI 232 (or 231), 325, 442, and 477.
  2. Field Course. GEOSCI 341.
  3. Geoscience Electives. Two additional geological sciences courses chosen from GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 380, 427, 443, 478.
  4. Required Cognates. In addition concentrators must elect six credits of advanced cognate courses. These must be above the prerequisite level in biology, CHEM, MATH, engineering, NRE, or EIHLTH (Public Health), or some combination thereof. A list of approved courses is available from the concentration advisor and any departure from this list must be approved in advance by the concentration advisor.


Honors in Geological Sciences

Environmental Geosciences concentration (Fall 2004 - Summer 2005) +

effective date: Fall 2004 through Summer 2005 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences related to the geology of our environment and from which they can continue either to professional work or graduate study.

Prerequisites to Concentration. There are four prerequisites, which should be completed as soon as possible.

  1. Introductory geological science course with laboratory (GEOSCI 116, 117, 120, or 201) or an introductory geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 284 or 205+206) combined with a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).

  2. One year of introductory chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 130/125+210/211).

  3. One year of Introductory Mathematics, including calculus (MATH 115+116).

  4. Any two of PHYSICS 140/141, PHYSICS 240/241, and BIOLOGY 162.


Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 34 credits. A concentration plan must include:

  1. Core Courses. GEOSCI 232 (or 231), 425, 442, and 477.
  2. Field Course. GEOSCI 341.
  3. Geoscience Electives. Two additional geological sciences courses chosen from GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 380, 443, 478.
  4. Required Cognates. In addition concentrators must elect six credits of advanced cognate courses. These must be above the prerequisite level in biology, CHEM, MATH, engineering, NRE, or EIHLTH (Public Health), or some combination thereof. A list of approved courses is available from the concentration advisor and any departure from this list must be approved in advance by the concentration advisor.


Honors in Geological Sciences

Environmental Geosciences concentration (Spring 2000 through Summer 2004) +

 

effective date: Spring Term, 2000 through end of Summer Term, 2004

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences related to the geology of our environment and from which they can continue either to professional work or graduate study.

Prerequisites to Concentration. There are four prerequisites, which should be completed as soon as possible.

  1. Introductory geological science course with laboratory (GEOSCI 116, 117, 120, or 201) or an introductory geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 284 or 205+206) combined with a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).

  2. One year of introductory chemistry with laboratory (CHEM 130/125+210/211).

  3. One year of Introductory Mathematics, including calculus (MATH 115+116).

  4. Any two of PHYSICS 140/141, PHYSICS 240/241, and BIOLOGY 162.

Concentration Program. The concentration requires a minimum of 29 credits. A concentration plan must include:

  1. Core Courses. GEOSCI 232 (or 231), 425 (or 422), 442, and 477.

  2. Geochemistry. One of GEOSCI 478, 422, or 425.

  3. Geoscience Electives. Two additional geological sciences courses chosen from GEOSCI 305, 310, 341, 351, 380, 418, 420, and 427.

  4. Required Cognates. In addition concentrators must elect nine credits of advanced cognate courses. These must be above the prerequisite level in biology, CHEM, MATH, engineering, NRE, or EIHLTH (Public Health), or some combination thereof. A list of approved courses is available from the concentration advisor and any departure from this list must be approved in advance by the concentration advisor.

 

Honors in Geological Sciences


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