The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in human and environmental systems with concentrations in anthropology, geography, and GIScience.
Coursework includes a core of courses and laboratory work in environmental science, world culture and environments, earth science, and conservation and sustainability.
In addition, each student selects a concentration in one (or more) of the following areas.
Students benefit from one-on-one guidance from dedicated faculty mentors with diverse expertise. Most hold doctoral degrees—and all engage in research and scholarly publication. Coursework is further enriched with lectures and presentations by visiting scholars from abroad.
Classroom activities and research are enhanced by state-of-the-art laboratories, field camps, and fieldwork as part of faculty research projects around the nation. Internships are available. Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
A number of activities and organizations are available that enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the industry. Student organizations include Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Nu Chapter, the Anthropology Club, and the Environmental Club. In addition, the department regularly hosts special events.
Our graduates possess the marketable skills, knowledge, and training in field and laboratory techniques necessary for professional positions. The program also provides a sound foundation for graduate study. Career options vary depending on the concentration selected.
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.