Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences
Students in our department learn to interpret patterns and processes within nature and society. We seek to understand how the world’s natural systems operate and how humans have affected the environment. Our interdisciplinary environmental majors focus on how to use natural resources while also protecting them, and restoring the environment where necessary. EEGS courses engage students in a host of contemporary issues, including environmental change, earth hazards and sustainability. Through field work, internship opportunities and mentoring by faculty, EEGS students gain experience that prepares them to graduate as critical thinkers and informed citizens capable of addressing challenges facing our planet.
You’ll have the opportunity to discover your world from a variety of perspectives—whether it’s using geographic information systems to map Marquette County, observing weather and climate on the shore of Lake Superior, practicing sustainable agriculture or experiencing the landscapes of Scotland, Brazil or Poland in faculty-led study abroad classes. Dani Molenaar is one of the many students who have been able to apply their classroom knowledge to the different environments around Marquette county.
Twenty high school students will get a taste of the EEGS Department's curriculum by attending the 2017 environmental science summer camp at NMU from July 23-29, 2017. For more details about the field-based adventures, click here.
The potential job growth of most EEGS disciplines exceeds national averages. These include a projected 10 to 20 percent increase in the need for geographic information systems professionals. For more information visit bls.gov/ooh.
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