Welcome to the IU Northwest Department of Geosciences
The Department of Geosciences at IU Northwest offers the B.A. and B.S. degrees and furnishes training for:
- Those who desire to become professional geoscientists and seek careers in industry, in research laboratories, or in federal or state geological surveys.
- Those who wish to teach earth science at the university, college, or secondary school level of education.
- Those who seek a general knowledge of the geosciences and their relationship to the other sciences.
The department offers the learning experience through the traditional lecture series, laboratories, seminars, independent research in the field, laboratory and library study, and through field trips to local sites and to geologically intriguing areas of North America. Each course for majors contains a field trip, and the department conducts a regional field trip to a National Park in the U.S. after the spring semester every other year.