Geology B.S./M.S. (IU degrees)Offered by: Department of Earth Sciences 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.
Why choose this program?
The Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI teaches the importance, application, and relevance of earth sciences in modern society and has a strong research program. The faculty and staff of the department provide an environment where students at all levels can explore, discover, and learn earth sciences through coursework and research.
Undergraduates in the department benefit from a variety of on-campus resources that other disciplines cannot offer; we have many opportunities to integrate undergraduates into research through scholarships, internships, and other funding sources. Our research faculty provide a wide range of diversity across the geosciences not available at many other state and private institutions. Most importantly, our Center for Earth and Environmental Science brings together campus, industry, and government stakeholders to conduct research and outreach related to environmental issues in Indiana.
IUPUI's program has the added benefit of being located in the largest job market in Indiana and located within 2 hours of the Cincinnati and Louisville area. Located blocks from the state capitol and on a campus with engineering, law, medical, and dental schools, we have used our location to build partnerships with other researchers, government leaders, and private industry.
What will you learn?
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. This program provides well-qualified students with the opportunity for an accelerated program in earth sciences research and instruction.
The BS/MS program blends the undergraduate BS program with the MS program in Geology, leading to joint award of BS and MS degrees upon completion of the MS thesis. Students will apply to the Earth Sciences graduate program in early spring of the junior year of the undergraduate program.
Upon acceptance into the program, the student will prepare an MS research and course plan in consultation with a BS/MS academic advisor, or will elect to complete a non-thesis (coursework) MS degree.
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 MS thesis research, or MS non-thesis coursework.
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