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Geology Points of Pride

  • The geology program’s summer Field Camp is the capstone experience for students, who apply their accumulated knowledge and skills to investigate unfamiliar geologic areas. The 6-week camp took students to Wyoming and South Dakota in 2016.

  • Year-round the geology program strongly emphasizes field-based education. Unlike many other schools, Illinois State offers classes with field trips as part of the curriculum.

  • All undergraduate majors are eligible and encouraged to participate in research. Research opportunities can be a part of an independent study with a faculty member, a class assignment, or a funded project.

  • Illinois State’s hydrogeology graduate program is the only one of its kind in Illinois.

  • We operate our own well fields close to campus, providing hands-on hydrogeology experiences for students. Students can install wells, focus on water sampling, measure hydraulic conductivity, and perform other hydrogeological research.