Schools, Departments & Programs

Geological Sciences

Departmental Honors Program

Outstanding students who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.300 are encouraged to participate in the honors program. Admission is gained through consultation with the departmental honors advisor, usually no later than the beginning of the junior year. An honors student may take special reading courses and enroll in honors sections of regular undergraduate courses. To complete the program and graduate with honors, the student must undertake a research project that leads to a thesis no later than the end of the senior year. If the research is taken for 3 credit hours (G499), a formal written report may be substituted for one 400-level geological sciences course to fulfill the allied mathematics and science requirement. The research is guided by a faculty member, and the student is examined orally by a committee consisting of three faculty members. Research facilities are available on the Bloomington campus and at the Geologic Field Station in Montana.