Geosciences

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Geosciences program is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address environmental issues both regionally and globally.  Intensive course work, laboratory experience, research projects, and field experience foster an objective and critical examination of relevant topics in the geosciences.  The Geosciences courses prepare students for careers in various Earth Science areas or for transfer to a baccalaureate program.

Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete course work in the Geosciences program will be able to:

  • comprehend the interrelationship of the four principal components of the Earth system. 
  • comprehend Earth structures, materials, and internal and surficial processes.
  • apply critical thinking skills to environmental/Earth science related issues.
  • synthesize data to address environmental/ Earth science issues.
  • appreciate the connections between the environment/Earth science and their lives and current issues.