Indiana State University - Department of Earth and Environmental Systems

ID# 000720
200 North Seventh Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809
United States
1-800-GO-TO-ISU (Main Phone)
The mission of the Department of Earth and Environmental Systems is to provide undergraduate and graduate education grounded in the geosciences, geography and anthropology in order to prepare students for environmentally oriented careers and/or graduate studies. The department is committed to interdisciplinary studies of the environment, the earth, and human adaptation and interaction with the environment with an emphasis on experiential learning and community engagement.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers two majors each featuring specialized concentrations. In addition to the degrees programs we also offer a Geographic Information Science Certificate as well as a Geography for Social Studies Licensure. In addition, the department contributes to the secondary education programs in science education (Earth Space Science Concentration) and social studies education. The department also collaborates with and/or offers courses in African and African American studies, international studies, women’s studies, and Foundational Studies.

Earth & Environmental Sciences with concentrations in:

• Atmosphere & Surface process
• Geosciences

Human & Environmental Systems with concentrations in:

• Anthropology
• Geography
• Geographic Information Science


• Geographic Information Science


• Geography for Social Studies

Graduate Degree Programs Include:

• M.A. Geography
• M.S. Earth & Quaternary Sciences
• Ph.D. in Spatial And Earth Sciences
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