University of Southern Indiana

Advising Information

Full-time Geology and Physics faculty members are available during the academic year to discuss academic planning, career goals, and professional development opportunities. Close collaboration between the student and the faculty advisor contributes markedly to your success at USI.

The Department offers a B.S./B.A. degree in geology that prepares students for careers as professional geologists, or the pursuit of an advanced degree in geology.  If you are interested in the geology degree program, please review an example of a four-year plan and an advising checklist for geology.  

The Department also offers a B.S. degree in environmental science that prepares students for environmental careers, or the pursuit of an advanced degree in environmental science or related fields.  If you are interested in the environmental science degree program, please review an example of a four-year plan and a checklist.  

If you are a first-year student, transfer student preparing to be admitted to your major, or a Pott College student seeking academic and career advising, our Student Advising and Resource Center is available to help.  If you are not sure of your advising status you can check with the Geology and Physics Department (please see below for relevant contacts) or the Pott College Student Advising and Resource Center.

  • William Elliott, Jr.
    Dr. William Elliott, Jr.
    Associate Professor of Geology
    Chair of Geology and Physics Department
    Science Center 2213
    Phone: 812-228-5053
    Email:

Environmental Science and Geology majors; Earth-Space concentration in Secondary Education; and Geology and Geography minors.

  • Kent Scheller
    Dr. Kent Scheller
    Associate Professor of Physics
    Science Center 2223
    Phone: 812-464-1903
    Email:

Biophysics and Physics majors; Physics and Physical Science in Secondary Education; and the Physics minor.


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