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Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth’s materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time.

Geologists work in a variety of settings. These include: natural resource companies, environmental consulting companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and universities. Many geologists do field work at least part of the time. Others spend their time in laboratories, classrooms or offices. All geologists prepare reports, do calculations and use computers.

Although a bachelor's degree is required for entry level employment, many geologists earn master's and/or doctorate degrees.

B.A. in Geoscience at IU Southeast may be completed in one of two tracks:

Geography – students may select one of the following concentrations:

  • Human Geography
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Physical Geography

Advising Contacts

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Kristen McCrickard M.H.E.A.

ACES Advisor

Univ. Center South 207
Phone: (812) 941-2616
kmccrick@ius.edu

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Shane Thomas M.A.

ACES Assistant Director

Univ. Center South 207
Phone: (812) 941-2619
wathomas@ius.edu

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Valeria Aramburu

Academic Advisor

Life Sciences 258D
Phone: (812) 941-2219
varambur@ius.edu

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Angela Horn

Academic Advisor

Life Sciences 258A
Phone: (812) 941-2019
anghorn@ius.edu

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