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New Undergraduate Curriculum
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at IU is changing as
the fields of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences make new advances and as
we expand into new areas like Tectonic Geomorphology, Surface Dynamics,
and Atmospheric Sciences.

We have introduced a new curriculum to reflect this growth and to provide
students with opportunities to explore a wide range of topics in Earth and
Atmospheric Sciences.

Designed as multiple pathways to a successful degree, the curriculum in-
cludes three new core introductory ‘Earth’ courses for majors that expose
students to the breadth of our fields including G225 Earth Materials, G226
Earth Processes, and G227 Earth History and Climate, and two 300-level
courses G314 Data Analysis and G333 Sedimentation and Tectonics. With
the exception of Earth Materials and Data Analysis, all courses are team-
taught, thus exposing our students to a larger cross section of the faculty
early on in their careers.

We now offer a B.S. degree in Earth Sciences, a B.S. degree in Atmospheric
Sciences, and a B.A. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

At the upper level, the two B.S. degrees diverge significantly. The B.S. in Earth
Sciences permits the packaging of existing geology courses within multiple
informal tracks while the B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences includes upper level
courses in Atmospheric Sciences. The B.A. in Earth and Atmospheric Sci-
ences is very flexible and permits students to package courses at the 100-,
200-, 300- and 400-levels to create a degree that is tailor-made to their
own interests.

The new “pathways” process helps students choose course offerings that
are more closely aligned with career opportunities. These pathways may lead
to careers in Geology, Energy and Environment, Integrated Earth Sciences,
and Atmospheric Sciences.

Are you interested in sustainability and
environmental issues?
Are you concerned about
climate change?
Do you want to know more about
natural resources and
alternative energy sources?
Are you interested in how scientists predict the
weather? Would you like to make this
your career?
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