School of Science

A bachelor's degree in geology gives students a solid, interdisciplinary background in the sciences. Students use a foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, and math to understand earth systems and earth processes. GEOL-G 110 Physical Geology and GEOL-G 221 Introductory Mineralogy are the typical gateway courses.

Degree Maps

One of the most difficult tasks of being a college student is figuring out what classes to take and when to take them. In order to make the process a little easier, each major at IUPUI has its own degree map outlining the path you should take to graduate as quickly as possible.

Degree Map LinkIUPUI Admission Semester
Geology B.A.Fall 2015 and later
Geology B.A.Fall 2014–summer 2015
Geology B.S.Fall 2015 and later
Geology B.S.Fall 2014–summer 2015

Get Admitted to the School of Science

Admission by Certification

  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete one of the following with a C+ or better:
    • BIOL-K 101
    • CHEM-C 105
    • GEOL-G 107
    • GEOL-G 110
    • PHYS-P 201

Must submit an application to the School of Science office, LD 222

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Cluster. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster in the Office of Academic and Career Development, is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, engineering, technology, informatics, and computing.  The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans prior that guide them into their degree granting school.

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