The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
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The University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) and a bachelor of science (BS) in geography and sustainability that prepares students for careers in areas such as environmental consulting, emergency management planning, climatology, economic development, global studies, data management, land use planning, and environmental protection.
Graduates are qualified for variety of positions, including cartographer, economic developer, global analyst, forestry technician, GIS specialist, health service planner, land use planner, location analyst , market researcher, park ranger, conservationist, and traffic manager. In addition, geography is an excellent foundation for a career in environmental management. Geographers also are employed by a wide variety of federal agencies in science, health, and intelligence fields, and are frequently employed in state-level environmental quality and natural resource agencies. Graduates may obtain the Geographic Information Science Certificate.
In addition, the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers a number of scholarships and awards.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.