UMKC Catalog


Departmental Activities

Advising System

Students who wish to major in Geology, Geography or Environmental Studies should seek advice from the department at the earliest possible time. Transfer students, including those from local community colleges, should see faculty advisers in the department prior to admission to UMKC. All full-time faculty members serve as department advisers, but lead roles are designated to particular faculty for each discipline. Individuals may inquire about advising appointments at any time during the semester by phone at (816) 235-1334 or by e-mail at


Practicums and Internships

The nature of the fields of atmospheric science, environmental studies, geology, and geography necessitates practical in-class and laboratory exercises; field trips and fieldwork; working seminars and independent projects of a practical nature. More explanation of specific courses can be found in the individual course descriptions. Internships are available with local organizations.