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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Geology (B.A.)

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Program: B.A.
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.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

English Writing and Speaking

  • See Arts and Sciences Part A for Speaking requirement

Foreign Language

  • 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


Supporting Courses

Cultural Studies

  • 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.

Total Credits: 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.

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