The breadth of our undergraduate and graduate teaching fosters geoscience education while providing exceptional learning opportunities. Our curriculum features foundation courses in core aspects of the geological sciences, complemented by specialized training in evolving subdisciplines. Many of our courses include fieldwork, most notably those taught at the Judson Mead IU Geologic Field Station, our permanent field campus in Montana.
Our discipline involves the interdisciplinary research and scientific study of the earth and planets. Within our subject area, specializations include biogeochemistry, geobiology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, geophysics, structural geology and tectonics, hydrogeology, economic geology and mineral and clay geology. Our work encompasses field-based, analytical, and theoretical research.
Our department offers B.S. and B.A. degree programs, an honors undergraduate program, and M.S. and Ph.D. graduate degree programs centered on research dissertations. We partner with other campus programs for the B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences.