Indiana University Bloomington

Doctor of Philosophy Degree:
Geological Sciences-Atmospheric Science

Course requirements

A total of 90 credit hours, including dissertation and 30 credit hours of course work approved for graduate of which a minimum of 20 credit hours must be taken within the Department of Geological Sciences including formal courses, problems, seminars, techniques, research. At least 12 credit hours must from a list of courses specific to Atmospheric Sciences defined by the Department of Geological Sciences. Current courses that can satisfy this requirement are the following:

Minor

Foreign Language/Research-Skill Requirement

Reading proficiency in one foreign language (French, German, Russian, or Spanish) or a research skill in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, or physics. Courses taken to satisfy this requirement do not necessarily carry graduate credit. For specific details concerning approved research-skill courses, consult the Director of Graduate Studies.

Preliminary Examination

Administered by the Department of Geological Sciences as described above for the standard degree.

Qualifying Examination

Administered by the student’s advisory committee as described above for the standard degree.

Final Examination

Administered by the student’s advisory committee as described above for the standard degree.