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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Geology (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
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 knowledge
  • Ability to review and evaluate geologic research
  • Ability to synthesize and integrate interconnectedness among geological subdisciplines
  • Proficiency in ancillary sciences applied to geology
  • Ability to apply simple mathematical solutions to quantifiable problems
  • Ability to draw interferences about geological phenomena not encountered in course work
  • Empowerment to become agents of change 

To earn the B.A. with a major in geology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and complete required geoscience courses with grades of C or better.

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences


One of the following: Credits: 0


(credits included in Major 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


  • Requirements in Arts and Science Part B Credits: 14

Distribution


One of following Credits: 4-6


  • Credits in social and behavioral sciences Credits: 3
  • Credits in humanities Credits: 3

Cultural Studies


  • Requirements in Arts and Sciences Part D Credits: 6

One of following Credits: 3-4


General Elective Courses


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 124.

Total Credits: 124


Honors in Geology


Students are encouraged to participate in the departmental honors program. To complete the program, you must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher in geology and a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, and must complete at least 1 credit of GEOL G499 Honors Research in Geology leading to a thesis, the results of which must be publicly presented.

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