The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of science (BS) in geology that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience needed for successful careers in earth and environmental sciences. The program is also excellent preparation for graduate studies.
There is an increasing need for geoscientists and environmental scientists who can apply their expertise to finding energy and mineral resources as well as evaluating and mitigating the impact of humans on the environment.
Our graduates are prepared for careers with geological, environmental, and engineering firms, analytical laboratories, petroleum and mining companies, and hydrological consulting firms. They are qualified for careers with federal agencies such as the United States Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. On the state level, career opportunities include positions with state geological surveys or departments of natural resources, environmental management, or private environmental or engineering firms.
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.
In addition, the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers a number of scholarships and awards.
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.