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.
All courses require GEOL L100 - General Geology Laboratory Cr. 1-2.
(with the exception of GEOL G103)
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.