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Environmental Geoscience Major

Envi Geoscience

The geoscience programs at Indiana State University prepares students for a diverse range of careers and/or entry to graduate school through an undergraduate curriculum rich with field, laboratory, and research opportunities.

Our curriculum is flexible and offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees that allow you to explore a broad range of geoscience topics to develop better observational, hypothesis testing, and critical thinking skills. Geoscience is an interdisciplinary field that draws on knowledge from many other scientific disciplines in unlimited ways.

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Environmental Geoscience

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 environmental geoscience major prepares students for specialization in the fields of environmental policy, environmental justice, and environmental consulting. Our students 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.

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Geosceince Program Core

The environmental geoscience program has a small core of required classes that are focused more heavily upon environmental and policy aspects of earth sciences. Students have the option of diversifying their electives to cover a broad spectrum of environmental science topics, or they may tailor their electives to focus on such discipline-related topics as water resources, paleoecology, climatology, geochemistry, GI-science, and physical geology. The elective courses provide a wealth of opportunities for hands-on experiential learning in the field and laboratory, which can provide a real competitive advantage after graduation.


Programs Advisors Requirements Outcomes
Environmental Geoscience Dr. Jeffery Stone    Degree Map         BS Envi. Geoscience                      
  Dr. Jen Latimer    


Department of Earth and Environmental Systems