When you study geology at Ball State, you have three options.

Our major in geology is designed to prepare students for geological careers in industry and government agencies and for graduate study that leads to research, teaching, management, and many other positions in industry, government, and universities. 

Our major in earth science provides a broad background in geosciences disciplines for study and management of the interactions between the solid earth and the hydrosphere and atmosphere. It prepares students for work in the environmental industry and government agencies, and nontraditional job areas combining geology with other skills.

Our teaching major provides in-depth preparation in the earth and space science disciplines for teaching positions in high schools and middle schools.