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

Paleontology Minor

Effective Fall 2014

Not open to students electing the minor in Earth Sciences.

The minor in Paleontology is designed for students interested in the history of life on Earth. Entry and core courses will provide students with insight into the major features of the fossil record, the methods used in historical sciences, and the theoretical issues dealt with by paleontologists. The advanced courses are meant to satisfy more specific interests.

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. Entry courses (3-6 credits required). The "entry point" into the minor may include paleontology-oriented courses (EARTH 103, 106, 125, 150) or geology-related courses (EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 149, 201, 205, 206, 207).
  2. Core courses (4 credits required). EARTH 418 and 419 are required.
  3. Elective courses (remaining 5-8 credits). Students may choose from:
    • EARTH 313, 431, 437, 438, 439, 445, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits), 506, 510, 511, 513, 526 (no more than 1 credit)
    • ENVIRON 431
    • EEB 390, 445
    • or permission of advisor

 

 

Paleontology Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2014) +

Effective Fall 2012 - Summer 2014

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

The minor in Paleontology is designed for students interested in the history of life on Earth. Entry and core courses will provide students with insight into the major features of the fossil record, the methods used in historical sciences, and the theoretical issues dealt with by paleontologists. The advanced courses are meant to satisfy more specific interests.

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. Entry courses (3-6 credits required). The "entry point" into the minor may include paleontology-oriented courses (EARTH 103, 106, 125, 150) or geology-related courses (EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 149, 201, 205, 206, 207).
  2. Core courses (4 credits required). EARTH 418 and 419 are required.
  3. Elective courses (remaining 5-8 credits). Students may choose from:
    • EARTH 313, 431, 437, 438, 439, 445, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits), 506, 510, 511, 513, 526 (no more than 1 credit)
    • ENVIRON 431
    • EEB 390, 445
    • or permission of advisor

 

 

Paleontology Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2012) +

Effective Winter 2012 through 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 academic minor in Paleontology is designed for students interested in the history of life on Earth. Entry and core courses will provide students with insight into the major features of the fossil record, the methods used in historical sciences, and the theoretical issues dealt with by paleontologists. The advanced courses are meant to satisfy more specific interests.

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. Entry courses (3-6 credits required). The "entry point" into the academic minor may include paleontology-oriented courses (EARTH 103, 106, 125, 150) or geology-related courses (EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 149, 201, 205, 206, 207).
  2. Core courses (4 credits required). EARTH 418 and 419 are required.
  3. Elective courses (at least 8 credits required). Students may choose from:
    • EARTH 313, 431, 437, 438, 439, 445, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits), 506, 510, 511, 513, 526 (no more than 1 credit)
    • ENVIRON 431
    • EEB 390, 445
    • or permission of advisor

 

 

Paleontology Academic Minor (Fall 2011) +

Effective Fall 2011 

The academic minor in Paleontology is designed for students interested in the history of life on Earth. Entry and core courses will provide students with insight into the major features of the fossil record, the methods used in historical sciences, and the theoretical issues dealt with by paleontologists. The advanced courses are meant to satisfy more specific interests.

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. Entry courses (0-4 credits required). The "entry point" into the academic minor may include two, but no more than  4 credits chosen from GEOSCI 103, 106, 116, 118&119, 120, 125, 135, 149, 150, 201, 205, 206, 207.
  2. Core courses (4 credits required). GEOSCI 418 and 419 are required.
  3. Elective courses (at least 8 credits required). Students may choose from:
    • GEOSCI 313, 431, 437, 438, 439, 445, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits), 510, 511, 513;
    • EEB 390, 461.
    • or permission of advisor

 

Paleontology 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 Paleontology academic minor is designed for students interested in the history of life on Earth. Entry and core courses will provide students with insight into the major features of the fossil record, the methods used in historical sciences, and the theoretical issues dealt with by paleontologists. The advanced courses are meant to satisfy more specific interests.

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. Entry courses (0-4 credits required). The "entry point" into the Academic Minor may, but need not, include two, but no more than two courses (no more than 4 credits) chosen from GEOSCI 103, 106, 116, 118&119, 120, 125, 135, 149, 150, 201, 205, 206, 207, and RCNSCI 232.

  2. Core courses (4 credits required). GEOSCI 418 and 419 are required.

  3. Elective courses (at least 8 credits required). Students may choose from: GEOSCI 416, 431, 437, 438, 439, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits), 510, 511, 513; EEB 390, and EEB 461.

 

Paleontology 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.

 

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. Entry courses (0-4 credits required). The "entry point" into the Academic Minor may, but need not, include two, but no more than two courses (no more than 4 credits) chosen from GEOSCI 103, 106, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 125, 135, 149, 150, 201, 205, 206, 207, and RCNSCI 232.

     

  2. Core courses (4 credits required). GEOSCI 418 and 419 are required.

     

  3. Elective courses (at least 8 credits required). Students may choose from: GEOSCI 416, 437, 438, 439, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits); EEB 390, and EEB 461.

 


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