May 06, 2021
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building 230 ~ 260-481-6249 ~ ipfw.edu/geosci
The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:
- Acquisition of a central core of geological knowledge
- Ability to review and evaluate geologic research
- Ability to synthesize and integrate interconnectedness among geological subdisciplines
- Proficiency in ancillary sciences applied to geology
- Ability to apply simple mathematical solutions to quantifiable problems
- Ability to draw interferences about geological phenomena not encountered in course work
- Empowerment to become agents of change
To earn the B.A. with a major in geology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and complete required geoscience courses with grades of C or better.
College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
English Writing and Speaking
- See Arts and Sciences Part A for Speaking requirement
- Requirements in Arts and Science Part B Credits: 14
Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part C
- Credits in social and behavioral sciences Credits: 3
- Credits in humanities Credits: 3
- Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6
Core and Concentration (Major) Courses
A grade of C- or above is needed in all courses used in the major, and a GPA of 2.00 or higher in all major department courses taken.
One of following Credits: 3-5
General Elective Courses
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.
Honors in Geology
Students are encouraged to participate in the departmental honors program. To complete the program, you must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in geology and a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and must complete at least 1 credit of GEOL G499 Honors Research in Geology leading to a thesis, the results of which must be publicly presented.