Undergraduate Programs

Pahoehoe lava flow bannerThe Department of Geological Sciences offers degrees in Geological Sciences, Environmental Geosciences, Earth Science, and an Earth Science Teaching Minor.

If you want more information scroll through the webpage, or contact one of the Undergraduate Directors.

Degree requirements

Field trips and excursions

Development of field skills forms an important part of our degree programs. Many courses in the undergraduate curriculum therefore incorporate day or weekend trips to apply classroom knowledge in the field. The Geological Sciences degree also includes a 6-week field camp.

Resources

Course List

  • GLG 201: The Dynamic Earth
  • GLG 202: Geology of Michigan
  • GLG 303: Oceanography
  • GLG 304: Physical and Biological History of the Earth
  • GLG 306: Environmental Geomorphology
  • GLG 319: Introduction to Earth System Science
  • GLG 321: Mineralogy and Geochemistry
  • GLG 335: Plants Through Time
  • GLG 361: Petrology
  • GLG 401: Plate Tectonics
  • GLG 412: Glacial Geology and the Record of Climate Change
  • GLG 413: Groundwater Contamination
  • GLG 421: Environmental Geochemistry
  • GLG 426: Biogeochemistry
  • GLG 431: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • GLG 433: Vertebrate Paleontology
  • GLG 434: Evolutionary Paleobiology
  • GLG 440: Planetary Geology
  • GLG 470: Principles of Modern Geophysics
  • GLG 471: Applied Geophysics
  • GLG 481: Reservoirs and Aquifers
  • GLG 491: Field Geology - Summer Camp
  • GLG 492: Senior Experience in Earth Sciences
  • GLG 499: Independent Study in Geological Sciences