Geology Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science Program

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The B.S./M.S. program combines the undergraduate B.S. program with the M.S. program in geology, leading to the award of an Indiana University bachelor’s and master’s degree with completion of the M.S. thesis. The departmental graduate advisory committee administers the B.S./M.S. program.


The program is only open to current IUPUI geology majors. Applicants should have advanced standing in the undergraduate program and should apply to the program in early spring of their junior year.

Degree Requirements & Course of Study

Course and thesis requirements are the same as listed under the Master of Science program. Upon acceptance into the program, the student will prepare a research and course plan in consultation with a graduate academic advisory committee. Research reading and data collection begins in the summer prior to the senior year of undergraduate study, and will be completed in the following summer. The fifth year of study is devoted to graduate course work and completion of the M.S. thesis.