Welcome to the Geology Department!



Winter Registration - Phase II begins Nov. 29


We are in Phase I registration for Winter Quarter. Phase II registration begins on November 29, 8:30am.

Due to the high volume of registration requests we receive during this time, we do not declare new majors or minors during Phase I registration. 

For registration assistance, please contact geology@wwu.edu or 360-650-3582. 

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.

A Message from Geology Alumni

The 2018 Summer Field Camp group pose outdoors

Geology Department Office Hours

The Geology Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, Nov 24 until Friday, Nov 26. 

In Fall 2021, the office will be open in-person on the following days:

TWR: 8-12pm, 1-3pm

F: 8-1pm

Outside of these hours, you may reach office staff remotely by email, phone, and Zoom appointments during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8-5pm.

Geology Office: 360-650-3582

Geology Department Email: geology@wwu.edu

Thank you, and stay safe!