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Environmental Geology Minor

Effective Fall 2018

Exclusions:

Not open to students electing the minor in Earth Sciences.

Advising

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: lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate-students.html

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 lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate-students.html

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  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, 202 (as of Fall 2017).
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory: EARTH 119, 135 (prior to Fall 2017), 205&206.
  2. Core courses: EARTH 219 and 380 are required.
  3. Elective courses: EARTH 325, 442, 444, 450, 477, 478, or permission of advisor.

Environmental Geology (Minor) (Fall 2014 - Summer 2018)

Effective Fall 2014

Exclusions:

Not open to students electing the minor in Earth Sciences.

Advising

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: lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate-students.html

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 lsa.umich.edu/earth/undergraduate-students.html

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  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, 202 (as of Fall 2017).
    • Group 2. Courses without laboratory: EARTH 119, 135 (prior to Fall 2017), 205&206.
  2. Core courses: EARTH 284 and 380 are required.
  3. Elective courses: EARTH 325, 442, 444, 450, 477, 478, or permission of advisor.

Environmental Geology Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2014)

Effective Fall 2012 - Summer 2014
(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.