Collaborative Education Programs
The University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters' (UM-Dearborn-CASL) Masters of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) program has established a collaborative education initiative with several Chinese Universities.
This initiative includes 4 different programs:
The University of Michigan - Dearborn, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters' (UM-Dearborn-CASL) Masters of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) program has established a collaborative education initiative with several Chinese Universities. This initiative includes 4 different programs:
- Chinese students who have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate courses at partnering universities may apply to be guest students at UM-Dearborn-CASL for 1 academic year.
- The credits earned by the students in the Visiting Program at UM-Dearborn-CASL will be counted toward the credits required for their bachelor's degree at the partnering university.
3 + 2 Program
- Chinese students who have completed 3 years of their undergraduate curriculum at CUG, WUT or HUST may apply to come to UM-Dearborn-CASL to complete the required courses for their bachelor's degree awarded by CUG/WUT/HUST & an MSES degree to be conferred by the University of Michigan.
- Chinese students who have successfully completed their bachelor's degree at CUG, WUT, or HUST will be eligible to apply for admission to the MSES program.
- Upon the student's successful completion of the MSES program degree requirements, an MSES degree will be conferred to the student by the University of Michigan.
Short courses in Field Geology
The Department of Natural Sciences is delighted to offer exciting and instructional short courses in Field Geology which are open to anyone with an interest in improving their field training and pursuing Continued Professional Development (CPD) in Geology. We welcome applications from United States or overseas-based parties, registered student or professional. There are two annually-run courses to choose from, each of which forms part of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Geology BSc undergraduate program and the MSc in Environmental Science Program.
The courses we offer are:
(1) Geology of the National Parks (GEOL 478/598)
Instructor: Dr. Kent S. Murray
This course consists of seven to fourteen days of field-based activities conducted in and around the national parks. Students visit and study the geology of different national parks each year. Typical class size is 10-15 undergraduate students. The overall goal of this trip is for students to understand how surficial environments are controlled by geology, chemistry, mineralogy and biology. Specifically, students will learn to make and record field observations that will allow them to assess the main factors contributing for example to acid mine drainage, its effects, as well as its long-term consequences.
(2) Field course in Geology (GEOL 377/GEOL 577)
Instructor: Jacob Napieralski
To fully participate in and benefit from these courses, participants should be able to communicate in English. Notebooks and field maps will be reviewed before the participant departs for home. All participants will be expected to submit a report, including field maps, following the excursion, in order to strengthen professional scientific writing, analytical and presentation skills, and consolidate material learned. Example reports and field books may be viewed in the details section for each trip. The report will be assessed and returned with professional feedback. We also recommend that participants report back to their home institution with either a formal or informal presentation of their experience.