- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana University’s geology department is planning a name-change and new curriculum in response to students’ growing interest in majors with a clearer career path.

The Department of Geological Sciences would become the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences under a proposal awaiting approval of IU’s Office of the Provost and IU’s trustees.

The name-change would coincide with department curriculum changes under review that would start in the fall semester.

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Those changes would add new introductory courses focusing on Earth materials, Earth’s processes and its climate to give students a better idea of the science being done in the department and a clearer sense of career options.

IU-Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel tells The Herald-Times (https://bit.ly/2k0THPc ) students have been gravitating toward majors offering a more defined career path since the Great Recession.


Information from: The Herald Times, https://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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