The Department of Geography and Geology’s programs are designed to enhance student understanding and skills through courses having both theoretical and applied content. Where appropriate, students are directed to field and laboratory courses that are important elements in all department programs. Internship and cooperative education opportunities are also encouraged. The Geography & Geology department is affiliated with the Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), which is an institute providing outreach services in geographic information sciences research.
To support and encourage map literacy and spatial analytical skills in the department’s multiple disciplines, there is a Geographic Information Systems and Computer Mapping Laboratory. Among the integrated programs listed below, the Department of Geography and Geology collaborates with other departments on campus and actively supports interdisciplinary programs. The department also provides teacher preparation courses to serve pre-service teachers and supports an online Master’s of Earth Science Education program.
Department faculty members regularly participate in the Honors College. Department students often contribute original work to the Undergraduate Symposium.
Five student groups are associated with department programs: the Geo Club, the GIS Club, Preservation Eastern, the Planning Awareness Club of Eastern (PLACE) and the Geo-Tourism Student Association.
The following programs have articulation agreements with the colleges listed below. For more information, please contact the Department Head or the Office of Community College Relations at 229 Rackham Hall, 734.487.6577. Full-text versions of articulation agreements are available at www.emich.edu/ccr/artguide.php.
Minor, Historic Preservation — Northwestern State Community College
Geography and Geology Programs and Courses