Jun 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Geology (B.S.G.)


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Program: B.S.G.
Department of Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Science Building 230 ~ 260-481-6249 ~ www.geosci.ipfw.edu


 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 required courses in geoscience and ancillary subject areas with grades of C or better.

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences


Credits included in Core Courses, below

Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area VI—Inquiry and Analysis (not in GEOL) Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


Foreign Language


  • Credits in the first year of a modern foreign language Credits: 8

One of following Credits: 3-4


Option Requirements


  • Credits in the Environmental Geology Option or Geology Option Credits: 15–18
    (see below)

General Elective Courses


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

Total Credits: 124


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.

12 credits from the following:


  • Additional credits in 300- or 400-level geology courses Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Geology Option


This is the traditional option in geology. It will help you prepare for advanced study in geology or work as a professional geologist.

Option Requirements


  • Field camp experience (e.g., GEOL G429) Credits: 6–7
  • Credits in 400-level geology courses Credits: 8
  • Additional credits in 300- or 400-level geology courses Credits: 3

Total Credits: 17-18


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