2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Environmental Geoscience Major

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(49 credit hours)

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Learning Outcomes  

The Environmental Geoscience program provides students with scientific and communication skills and knowledge necessary to understand the inter-relationships between people, living organisms, and the surface environment.  This comprehensive array of knowledge provides students with a unique set of tools suitable for building analytical skills, problem-solving techniques, and critical thinking skills necessary for professional careers in industry, environmental and engineering consulting firms, governmental regulatory agencies, or for graduate school. 

Required Cognate Science Courses - 7 credit hours

Directed Electives - 18 credit hours

Select 18 hours from the following list of courses. Students have the option of diversifying their electives to cover a broad spectrum of environmental topics, or they may tailor their electives to focus on such discipline-related topics as environmental geosciences, water resources, geochemistry, geoarchaeology, and physical geology. See advisor for a list of discipline related topics. Up to 3 credits of other related science courses may be completed in consultation with the major advisor.

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

Fall 1st Year

Spring 1st Year

Fall 2nd Year

Spring 2nd Year

Fall 3rd Year

  • Foundational Studies:  Junior Composition | Credits/Units 3
  • Major Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Major Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 2

14 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Foundational Studies:  HIP | 3 Credits
  • Major Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits

12 Credits

For more information on 15 to Finish please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/succeeding-incollege/graduating-on-time/


Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://portal.indstate.edu/ISU/login.


Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/environmental-geoscience 

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