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

Geology (B.S.G.)

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Program: B.S.G.
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 and environmental knowledge
  • Ability to review and evaluate geologic and environmental knowledge
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate interconnectedness among geological and related disciplines
  • Proficiency in ancillary sciences applied to geology
  • Ability to apply appropriate mathematical solutions to quantifiable problems
  • Ability to draw inferences about phenomena not encountered in course work
  • Ability to solve field problems
  • Ability to read, write, and give oral presentations of technical papers
  • Ability to develop and apply multiple working hypotheses to environmental and geological problems
  • Empowerment for advanced study in graduate school or for employment in technical and non-technical fields, possibly as a professional geologist

To earn the B.S.G., you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ) and complete all GEOL/GEOG courses used in the major with a grade of C- or better, and maintain a GPA of 2.00 or higher in all major department courses (GEOG, GEOL, ancillary math and science).

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

  • Credits in the first year of a modern foreign language Credits: 8

One of following Credits: 3-4

Option Requirements

  • Credits in the Environmental Geology Option or Geology Option Credits: 18
    (see below)

General Elective Courses

  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120

Environmental Geology Option

This option will help you prepare for advanced study in environmental geology or for work as a professional geologist in the areas of water supply, waste management, geological hazards, and engineering geology.

Total Credits: 18

Geology Option

This is the traditional option in geology. It will help you prepare for advanced study in geology or work as a professional geologist.

Option Requirements

  • Field camp experience (e.g., GEOL G429) Credits: 6
  • Additional 200 level or above courses from BIOL, CHM, CS, ENGR, GEOG, GEOL, MA or PHYS Credits:
  • (Max 3 credits ourside GEOL/GEOG) )

Total Credits: 18

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