Earth Sciences Minor

Effective Winter 2012  (updates to course list)

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

The Earth Sciences academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to geology, oceanography and related sciences. It allows a wide selection of courses to suit both general and specific interests. The Earth Sciences  academic minor would be particularly suitable for non-science concentrations, such as pre-law, business, economics, history, and English.

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, 222&223. 
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (EARTH 119, 125, 135, 175, 205+206, 284) 
  2. One General Interest course. Up to four additional credits may be elected from  200-level and up courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences, including 200-level courses listed in Category 1 (above). 
  3. Upper-level Electives: The remainder of the credits for the academic minor must be elected from 300- and 400-level courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Earth Sciences Minor (Winter 2012-Summer 2012) +

Effective Winter 2012  (updates to course list) 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 Earth Sciences academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to geology, oceanography and related sciences. It allows a wide selection of courses to suit both general and specific interests. The Earth Sciences  academic minor would be particularly suitable for non-science concentrations, such as pre-law, business, economics, history, and English.

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, 222&223. 
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (EARTH 119, 125, 135, 175, 205+206, 284) 
  2. One General Interest course. Up to four additional credits may be elected from  200-level and up courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences, including 200-level courses listed in Category 1 (above). 
  3. Upper-level Electives: The remainder of the credits for the academic minor must be elected from 300- and 400-level courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Earth Sciences Academic Minor (Fall 2011) +

Effective Fall 2011 

The Earth Sciences academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to geology, oceanography and related sciences. It allows a wide selection of courses to suit both general and specific interests. The Earth Sciences  academic minor would be particularly suitable for non-science concentrations, such as pre-law, business, economics, history, and English.

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, 222&223. 
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 125, 135, 175, 205+206, 284) 
  2. One General Interest course. Up to four additional credits may be elected from  200-level and up courses in Geological Sciences, including 200-level courses listed in Category 1 (above). 
  3. Upper-level Electives: The remainder of the credits for the academic minor must be elected from 300- and 400-level courses in Geological Sciences.

 

Earth Sciences — General Academic Minor (Fall 2007-Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2007-Summer 2011 

The Earth Sciences - General academic minor is designed to give students a broad introduction to geology, oceanography and related sciences. It allows a wide selection of courses to suit both general and specific interests. The Earth Sciences - General academic minor would be particularly suitable for non-science concentrations, such as pre-law, business, economics, history, and English.

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, 119 & 118, 120, and 201.
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory (GEOSCI 119, 135, 205+206, or 284) plus a laboratory course (GEOSCI 118 or 207).
  2. Introductory and general interest courses. No more than four additional credits may be elected from the 100- and 200-level courses in Geological Sciences, excluding courses listed in Category One above. One first-year seminar and one mini-course may be included in the credits from Category Two.
  3. Specialized courses: The remainder of the credits for the academic minor must be elected from 300- and 400-level courses in Geological Sciences.

 

Earth Sciences (General) Academic Minor (Effective through Summer 2007) +

Effective through Summer 2007 

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. Introductory and general interest courses. No more than four additional credits may be elected from the 100- and 200-level courses in Geological Sciences, excluding courses listed in Category One above. One first-year seminar and one mini-course may be included in the credits from Category Two.
  3. Specialized courses. The remainder of the credits for the Academic Minor must be elected from 300- and 400-level courses in Geological Sciences.

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


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