Indiana University Bloomington

Prospective Students

Getting a Geology degree at IU has a lot of big advantages. This section of our website outlines the enormous range of opportunities and courses in the Department.


Degrees from IU in the Geological Sciences can get you a job in many different fields. For instance, here is information on employment in the Geological Sciences from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). (PDF)
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And here is information from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists:


Your fellow students, faculty and scientists work together. There is a collegial, non–competitive, open–door spirit in the department. Also, the department is pretty well funded with a big alumni network.

Students from around the world come to study here. IU itself is pretty great and welcoming. Bloomington has a thriving cultural life. The area around and including Bloomington is geologically interesting – riddled with caves, filled with state and national forests, hills, woodlands, rivers, streams, pastures, rock quarries, and even Indiana’s biggest lake.

Weather is pretty good most of the time, and the city is safe and relatively inexpensive.


Here’s contact information for the advisors:

Anyone in the department would be happy to talk with you.