VIGGA Geology Program

The Valparaiso University-Indiana University Northwest Geography and Geology Association (VIGGA) Major in Geology. The purpose of this association is to provide educational opportunities at the undergraduate level in the geological and geographical sciences to the students enrolled at Valparaiso University and Indiana University Northwest, Gary. Since the school year of 1970-1971, full-time undergraduate students in these academic disciplines have been permitted to enroll in Association courses under the following conditions:

  1. Students may take a maximum of two courses per semester at the other participating institution.
  2. These courses are treated as part of the student's normal load at the home institution and tuition and fees are levied accordingly.
  3. The total number of credit hours to be taken is determined by the student's home institution.
  4. Students who wish to take courses at the host institution should obtain the recommendation of the Chair of the Geography Department (VU).
  5. Grades earned shall be recorded at the student's home institution.
  6. A C or 2.00 average must be achieved on VIGGA courses to qualify the student to register for courses at the host institution in the following semester.

Degree. Completion of the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in Geology leads to the Bachelor of Science degree.

VIGGA Geology Curriculum

Approval of Schedules. All students completing the VIGGA major in geology must have their schedules approved by the Chair of the Department at the beginning of each semester.

IUN Department of Geosciences