Welcome to the Geology Department!

Our Mission

The Geology Department at WWU is committed to excellence in both teaching and research.  Our goal is to offer the highest possible quality education in the geological sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The mission of our department is to serve three main populations: graduate students, undergraduate geology majors, and undergraduates from other departments for their general education courses. For all of these students we strive to create excitement about discovery and the process of geologic inquiry.  We want to develop in all students an appreciation of how geological processes affect the earth and society so that they will be environmentally responsible, scientifically literate citizens. We strive to produce majors with an interdisciplinary content background in geology and the physical sciences who are competent in the field, who can work collaboratively, conduct original research, and effectively communicate their results.

Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Geology Summer Field Camp 2018

Geology Office Hours

In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Geology department office will be closed until further notice. Office staff will be working remotely and available via email, phone and Zoom video appointments during normal business hours, Monday-Friday.



Office Staff

Geology Office:  360-650-3582

Geology Department Email: geology@wwu.edu

Thank you, and stay safe!