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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.

Oceanography concentration (Fall 2007-Winter 2010) - DISCONTINUED +

 Effective Date: Fall, 2007-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 from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  1. One year of chemistry with labs (CHEM 125/126/130, 210/211).
  2. One year of physics with labs (PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241)
  3. MATH 115 and 116, and one of MATH 214, 215, or 216
  4. STATS 350
  5. Introductory Geology course with laboratory (e.g., GEOSCI 116, 119&118, 120 or 201) or an introductory geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 205-206, 284) combined with a laboratory courses (GESOSCI 118 or 207)
  6. Oceanography - GEOSCI 222/223

Concentration Program.

  1. Select at least four courses from:
    1. GEOSCI 449, Marine Geology
    2. GEOSCI 479, Marine Geochemistry
    3. GEOSCI 421, Principles of Physical Oceanography
    4. GEOSCI 452, Cenozoic Stratigraphy and Global Change
    5. GEOSCI 446, Principles of Paleoclimatology
  2. Elective Courses (at least 15 credits): select five additional courses from GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 325, 351, 409, 418, 419, 420, 422, 465, 467, 478, 483, 486.

Honors in Geological Sciences

Oceanography concentration (Fall 2006 through Summer 2007) +

Effective Date: Fall, 2006 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 from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

  1. One year of chemistry with labs (CHEM 125/126/130, 210/211).
  2. One year of physics with labs (PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241)
  3.  MATH 115 and 116, and one of MATH 214, 215, or 216
  4. STATS 350
  5.  Introductory Geology course with laboratory (e.g., GEOSCI 116, 120 or 201) or an introductoty geoscience course without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 205-206, 284) combined with a laboratory courses (GESOSCI 118 or 207)
  6. Oceanography - GEOSCI 222/223

Concentration Program.

  1. Select at least four courses from:
    1. GEOSCI 449, Marine Geology
    2. GEOSCI 479, Marine Geochemistry
    3. GEOSCI 421, Principles of Physical Oceanography
    4. GEOSCI 452, Cenozoic Stratigraphy and Global Change
    5. GEOSCI 446, Principles of Paleoclimatology
  2. Elective Courses (at least 15 credits): select five additional courses from GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 325, 351, 409, 418, 419, 420, 422, 465, 467, 478, 483, 486.

 

Honors in Geological Sciences

Oceanography concentration (Fall 2005 though Summer 2006 ) +

 

Effective Date: Fall, 2005 though Summer 2006 

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 from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Introductory Geology (GEOSCI 116, 117, or 120) and GEOSCI 231; BIOLOGY 162 (or equivalent); MATH 115 and 116; PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241; and two of three from CHEM 125/130, 210/211, and 230.

Concentration Program. All concentrators must complete GEOSCI 222/223 and one course from among GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, and 418/419. All concentrators must also complete MATH 215 and 216 as cognates to the concentration. Each concentrator must then also complete one of the following four options:



  1. Marine Geology. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 449 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 415, 418/419, 420, 422, 430, 455, 466, 467, 470, 478, 479, 485; EEB 380; CHEM 365; NRE 438; and AOSS 440.

  2. Marine Geophysics. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 449 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 483, 484, 485, 487, 488, CHEM 365; MATH 405, 450, 454, 471; and NRE 438.

  3. Marine Geochemistry. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 478 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 415, 422, 430, 449, 455, 466, 473, 474, 479, 485; CHEM 210/211, 215/216, 302, 340, 365; EEB 380; and NRE 438.

  4. Marine Biology/Paleobiology. 16-18 credits that must include EEB 380 and the remaining credits from: GEOSCI 305, 418/419, 430, 437, 449, 456, 473, 478, 485; BIOLOGY 305; EEB 381, 437, 438, 440, 483/484; MCDB 408, 411; CHEM 365; and NRE 438.

Honors in Geological Sciences

Oceanography concentration (effective through Summer 2005) +

 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

 

Effective Through Summer 2005

Students in this program of study earn a Bachelor of Science degree. They receive a broad foundation in natural and physical sciences from which they can launch a professional career in marine and freshwater science. Students are encouraged to tailor their academic programs along the lines of the four options described below.

Prerequisites to Concentration. Introductory Geology (GEOSCI 116, 117, or 120) and GEOSCI 231; BIOLOGY 162 (or equivalent); MATH 115 and 116; PHYSICS 140/141 and 240/241; and two of three from CHEM 125/130, 210/211, and 230.

Concentration Program. All concentrators must complete GEOSCI 222/223 and one course from among GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, and 418/419. All concentrators must also complete MATH 215, 216, and NAVARCH 425 as cognates to the concentration. Each concentrator must then also complete one of the following four options:

  1. Marine Geology. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 449 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 415, 418/419, 420, 422, 430, 455, 466, 467, 470, 478, 479, 485; EEB 380; CHEM 365; ENVIRON 438; and AOSS 440.

  2. Marine Geophysics. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 449 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 351, 483, 484, 485, 487, 488, CHEM 365; MATH 405, 450, 454, 471; and ENVIRON 438.

  3. Marine Geochemistry. 16-18 credits that must include GEOSCI 478 and the remaining credits chosen from: GEOSCI 305, 310, 415, 422, 430, 449, 455, 466, 473, 474, 479, 485; CHEM 210/211, 215/216, 302, 340, 365; EEB 380; and ENVIRON 438.

  4. Marine Biology/Paleobiology. 16-18 credits that must include EEB 380 and the remaining credits from: GEOSCI 305, 418/419, 430, 437, 449, 456, 473, 478, 485; BIOLOGY 305; EEB 381, 437, 438, 440, 483/484; MCDB 408, 411; CHEM 365; and ENVIRON 438.

 

 

Honors in Geological Sciences


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