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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:
- an Earth and Environmental Sciences Major
- an Earth Systems Science Major
- Honors Plans in either of the above programs;
- a Teacher's Certificate Program, for prospective science teachers who are candidates for a secondary teaching certificate in earth science and general science; and,
- Academic minors in Earth Sciences, Environmental Geology, Geology, Oceanography, and Paleontology.
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
Geology Academic Minor
Effective Winter 2013
The Geology minor is designed to give students a specialization in geology, which includes the physics and chemistry of the solid Earth. The minor is suitable for students who wish to add a specialization in geology to their natural science degree.
Prerequisites to the Minor: None.
Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:
- An introductory geology course: EARTH 116, 119, 120, or 205+206. Students who elect EARTH 119, 120, or 205+206 are strongly encouraged to also enroll in EARTH 118.
- Core course. Choose one or more of: EARTH 305, 310, 314, 315, 351.
- Electives: 311, 380, 417, 418/419, 420, 422, 436 (2 credits max), 440, 442, 449, 467, 483, 494 (one credit max)
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