We offer minors in Environmental Science, Physical Geography, and Geographic Information Systems and a certificate in Environmental Hazards/Risk Management.
Minors and Certificate Programs
Physical Geography Minor
This program provides a strong background in physical geography for those students who wish to add a technical component to their degree programs.
Requirements. (21 credits).
- GEO 150 , GEO 151 .
- Geophysical Systems.
GEO 331 ; one of: GEO 265 , GEO 272 , GEO 282 .
- Analysis and Graphics.
GEO 304 ; one of: GEO 404 ; RPL 370 , RPL 470 , RPL 476 (6-7 credits).
Environmental Hazards/Risk Management Certification
Requirements. Forty-seven to 48 credits as follows.
- A concentration in Environmental Science and Planning or Public Administration
- Earth and Resource Science courses (29-30 credits).
GEO 272 , GEO 282 , GEO 285 , GEO 304 , GEO 498 (2-3 cr.); RPL 312 , RPL 370 , RPL 371 , RPL 476 , RPL 486 .
- Courses outside Earth and Resource Science (9 credits).
COM 362 , ECN 201 , PUB 309 or PUB 316 .
- Elective block (9 credits).
Three from: ECN 376 ; PHS 420 , PHS 421 ; POL 420 / PUB 420 , POL 422 / PUB 422 ; PUB 301 , PUB 480 .
- Professional Training.
- OSHA HAZWOPER (offered as RPL 485 ).
- One of the following:
National Fire Academy – Fire Prevention Curriculum - one course.
Emergency Management Institute – a course from the Response and Recovery or Mitigation courses.
Michigan Hazardous Materials Training Center – a course from Specialty Courses Section or Monitoring/Sampling Section.