Geography and Geology

The Department of Geography and Geology has a long history and an exciting future.

We have five programs to service those interested in the Geo-based arts and sciences:

  • Earth Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Secondary teacher certifications in Earth Science and Geography

We also have Master's programs in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Historic Preservation and Urban and Regional Planning. The GIS and Historic Preservation programs now cater to undergraduates pursuing a minor; along with various minors in our other programs as well.

Faculty are dedicated to giving their students the best education and experiences possible. Come to Eastern to see what we have to offer!

News/Events & Seminars


The Department of Geography and Geology is pleased to announce our new Bachelor of Science (B.S.) major in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST).  Graduates of this new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) B.S. major are in high demand in both the government and private sectors of the economy.  GIST skills are both highly marketable and transferrable to major metropolitan areas in the United States and abroad, as well as in communities of all sizes.  Please consider G&G's new STEM major that prepares you for careers in the dynamic Spatial Information Technology (SIT) sector by taking a look at the link to EMU's catalog under the Geography degree programs.


The Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Society (IESS) program would like to announce our upcoming second annual freshman move-in recycling event. IESS would like to invite you to volunteer during freshman move-in to redirect recyclables being thrown in the trash. Move-in takes place on September 2nd from 9am-3pm.  We are looking for as many volunteers as we can get! All volunteers will receive lunch and a free IESS t-shirt. Also, if you live on campus, volunteering can grant you early move-in (contact if that is your case).

If you are interested please click the link and sign up for a volunteer shift (or two!) using your emich email as your name: qcci7int6v533fup

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