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

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

Effective Winter 2015

Not open to students electing the minor in Earth Sciences.

The minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. Note that by LSA rules, only one course may be elected in common to a minor and a major.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Requirements for the Minor 

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

  1. One introductory geoscience 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, 205&206, 284).
  2. Core courses: EARTH 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits) to be elected from the following:
    • CHEM 467
    • EARTH 305, 320, 321, 409, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479;
    • EEB 380; 401 (section titled "Field Methods in Great Lakes Oceanography) - taught at the U-M Biological Station
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455
    • NRE 501 (section titled "Field Methods in Great Lakes Oceanography) - taught at the U-M Biological Station
    • or permission of advisor

 

Oceanography Minor (Fall 2014) +

Effective Fall 2014

Not open to students electing the minor in Earth Sciences.

The minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. 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 geoscience 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, 205&206, 284).
  2. Core courses: EARTH 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits) to be elected from the following:
    • CHEM 467
    • EARTH 305, 320, 321, 409, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479;
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455
    • or permission of advisor

 

Oceanography Minor (Fall 2013 - Summer 2014) +

Effective Fall 2013 - Summer  2014

A minor in Oceanography is not open to students with any other minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. 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 geoscience 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, 205&206, 284).
  2. Core courses: EARTH 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits) to be elected from the following:
    • CHEM 467
    • EARTH 305, 320, 321, 409, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479;
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455
    • or permission of advisor

 

Oceanography Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2013) +

Effective Fall 2012 -Summer 2013)

A minor in Oceanography is not open to students with any other minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. 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 geoscience 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, 205&206, 284).
  2. Core courses: EARTH 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits) to be elected from the following:
    • CHEM 467
    • EARTH 305, 320, 321, 409, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479;
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455
    • or permission of advisor

 

Oceanography Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2012) +

Effective Winter 2012 (course list updates)-Summer 2012

The academic minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. 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 geoscience 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, 205&206, 284).
  2. Core courses: EARTH 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits) to be elected from the following:
    • CHEM 467
    • EARTH 305, 320, 321, 409, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479;
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455
    • or permission of advisor

 

Oceanography Academic Minor (Fall 2011) +

Effective Fall 2011 

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 academic minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. 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 geoscience 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, 205&206, 284).
  2. Core courses: GEOSCI 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits) to be elected from the following:
    • CHEM 467
    • GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 409, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479;
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455
    • or permission of advisor

 

Oceanography Academic Minor (Fall 2007- Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2007 through Summer 2011 

Academic minors in the Department of Geology are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the Department of Geology.

The academic minor in Oceanography is designed to provide students with broad introductions to oceanography, to the geological processes active on the seafloor and the seashore, and to the geological evolution of the ocean basins and their sediment records of past climates. 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 geoscience course   must be taken from one of the following two groups:
    • Group 1. Courses with laboratory: GEOSCI 116, 118&119, 120, or 201.
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 205+206, or 284) plus a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).
  2. Core courses: GEOSCI 222, 223.
  3. Elective courses (5-7 credits): to be elected from the following, at least one of which must be at the 400-level:
    • GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 325, 351, 409, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479, 483, 486;
    • AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467
    • ENSCEN 420, 455, 467
    • NAVARCH 420, 455

 

Oceanography Academic Minor (Fall 2006 through Summer 2007) +

Effective Fall 2006 through Summer 2007 

Academic minors in the Department of Geology are not open to students with any concentration or any other academic minor in the Department of Geology.

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 geoscience course   must be taken from one of the following two groups:

Group 1. Courses with laboratory: GEOSCI 116, 120, or 201.

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

2.   Core courses: GEOSCI 222, 223.

3.   Elective courses (5-7 credits): to be elected from the following, at least one of which must be at the 400-level:

GEOSCI 305, 320, 321, 325, 351, 409, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 446, 449, 452, 465, 467, 478, 479, 483, 486;

AOSS 320, 321, 410, 420, 467

ENSCEN 420, 455, 467

NAVARCH 420, 455

 

Oceanography Academic Minor (Effective though Summer 2006) +

Effective though Summer 2006 

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.

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 (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 222, 223, and 449 are required.

  3. Elective courses: to be elected from one of GEOSCI 100, 101, or 110; one of GEOSCI 151, 152, or 154; or any of GEOSCI 305, 430, and 479.


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