Illinois State's Geology program, established in 1969, is recognized by employers and graduate schools for its traditional approach to the instruction of geology, and its balance of application and theory that are firmly rooted in field studies. Our students are provided with ample experience in the field through course field trips and summer field courses. Other practical skills are learned in the classroom laboratory.
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.