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Earth sciences includes the study of earth material (like rocks and soil), the oceans, the atmosphere, and the relationships between all three. We also look at how life interacts with the Earth and how the Earth has changed over time. Earth science takes biology, geography, physics, chemistry, and biology and applies them to our knowledge of our planet.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at IU Indianapolis 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.

Earth science offers a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, a bachelor’s degree in geology, a master’s degree in geology, and a doctorate degree in applied earth sciences. All degrees awarded are Indiana University degrees.

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