Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building 230 ~ 260-481-6249 ~ www.geosci.ipfw.edu/
The Department of Geosciences offers the B.A. with a major in geology and the B.S. in geology with options in geology and environmental geology. These programs help you prepare for employment as a professional geologist or in many technical and nontechnical disciplines unrelated to geology; for teaching earth and space science in middle and secondary schools; or for further study at the graduate level.
The Bachelor of Arts program provides broad experience in the natural sciences, mathematics, humanities and social sciences. This spectrum of knowledge helps to prepare you for many technical and nontechnical fields.
The Bachelor of Science program emphasizes the technical components of the field. It is particularly well-suited for prospective professional geologists or those expecting to seek advanced degrees in geology. Graduates of this program are finding the nation’s oil, gas, and mineral resources; resolving environmental problems of the air, water, and soil; and discovering the ways the physical world works.
Classes in advanced subject areas are typically small, with significant individualized attention from the faculty. Highly qualified students gain valuable experience assisting faculty in research or they may be employed by the department as laboratory and teaching assistants. Many geoscience courses include field trips ranging from one day to two weeks. These trips provide opportunities for students to travel and study geology throughout North America.
For program descriptions, see Part 5 of this Bulletin.