May 12, 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 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).
College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
English Writing and Speaking
- See Arts and Sciences Part A for Speaking requirement
- Credits in the first year of a modern foreign language Credits: 8
Core and Concentration (Major) Courses
One of following Credits: 3-4
- Credits in the Environmental Geology Option or Geology Option Credits: 18
General Elective Courses
- Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 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.
This is the traditional option in geology. It will help you prepare for advanced study in geology or work as a professional geologist.
- 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) )