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

Environmental Geology Minor

Effective Fall 2012 
(with course update in Spring 2014)

The Environmental Geology Academic minor is not open to students with any other minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The Environmental Geology minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to processes shaping the Earth's surface, its physical and biochemical environment, and potential response to anthropogenic influences. Because society and the Earth's surface environment are intimately linked, students with interests in  pre-law or majors such as business, economics, history, and English may find the minor in Environmental Geology an attractive complement to their training. As well, students concentrating in other areas of the Natural Sciences may find the minor in Environmental Geology a way to diversify their background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. Note that by LSA rules, only one course may be elected in common to a minor and a major.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1.  One introductory Geology course must be taken from one of the following two groups:
    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 201.
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (EARTH 119, 135, 205&206).
  2.  Core courses: EARTH 284 and 380 are required.
  3. Elective courses: EARTH 325, 442, 444, 450 (or 341 prior to Spring 2104), 477, 478, or permission of advisor.

Environmental Geology Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2012) +

Effective Winter 2012 (course list update)-Summer 2012

Academic minors in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The Environmental Geology academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to processes shaping the Earth's surface, its physical and biochemical environment, and potential response to anthropogenic influences. Because society and the Earth's surface environment are intimately linked, students with interests in  pre-law or concentrations such as business, economics, history, and English may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology an attractive complement to their training. As well, students concentrating in other areas of the Natural Sciences may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology a way to diversify their background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. Note that by LSA rules, only one course may be elected in common to an academic minor and a concentration.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1.  One introductory Geology course must be taken from one of the following two groups:
    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 201.
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (EARTH 119, 135, 205&206).
  2.  Core courses: EARTH 284 and 380 are required.
  3. Elective courses: EARTH 325, 341, 442, 444, 477, 478, or permission of advisor.

Environmental Geology Academic Minor (Fall 2011) +

Effective Fall 2011 

The Environmental Geology academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to processes shaping the Earth's surface, its physical and biochemical environment, and potential response to anthropogenic influences. Because society and the Earth's surface environment are intimately linked, students with concentrations such as pre-law, business, economics, history, and English may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology an attractive complement to their training. As well, students concentrating in other areas of the Natural Sciences may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology a way to diversify their background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. Note that by LSA rules, only one course may be elected in common to an academic minor and a concentration.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1.  One introductory Geology course must be taken from one of the following two groups:
    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: GEOSCI 116, 118&119, 120, 201.
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 135, 205&206).
  2.  Core courses: GEOSCI 284 and 380 are required.
  3. Elective courses: GEOSCI 325, 341, 442, 444, 477, 478, or permission of advisor.

 

Environmental Geology Academic Minor (Fall 2007-Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2007-Summer 2011 

Academic minor in Geological Sciences are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in Geological Sciences. Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Geological Sciences must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at 2534 C.C. Little Building. 

The Environmental Geology academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to processes shaping the Earth's surface, its physical and biochemical environment, and potential response to anthropogenic influences. Because society and the Earth's surface environment are intimately linked, students with concentrations such as pre-law, business, economics, history, and English may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology an attractive complement to their training. As well, students concentrating in other areas of the Natural Sciences may find the academic minor in Environmental Geology a way to diversify their background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. Note that by LSA Rules, only one course may be elected in common to an academic minor and a concentration.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1. One introductory Geology course (including laboratory) must be taken from one of the following two groups:

    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: GEOSCI 116, 118&119, 120, and 201.

    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 135, 205+206, or 284) plus a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).

  2. Core courses: GEOSCI 380 and 442 are required.

  3. Elective courses: GEOSCI 325, 477, or 478. One first-year seminar and one mini-course may be included, with the Departmental advisor's approval, in this category.

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Environmental Geology Academic Minor (Effective through Summer 2007) +

Effective through Summer 2007 

Academic minor in Geological Sciences are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in Geological Sciences. 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Geological Sciences must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at 2534 C.C. Little Building.

 

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:



  1. One introductory Geology course (including laboratory) must be taken from one of the following two groups:



    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: GEOSCI 116, 117, 120, and 201.

    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 135, 205+206, or 284) plus a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).



  2. Core courses: GEOSCI 380 and 442 are required.

  3. Elective courses: GEOSCI 325, 477, or 478. One first-year seminar and one mini-course may be included, with the Departmental advisor's approval, in this category.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Academic Minors

 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences 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


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