Undergraduate Programs

Welcome to the Geology Department!

Geology Undergraduate Programs

Thank you for your interest in the Geology Department at Western!

Objectives of the department are varied, including preparation of undergraduate and graduate students for graduate school and careers as professional geoscientists and also preparation of earth science teachers at the primary and secondary levels.

A wide variety of geologic phenomena in the adjacent Cascade Range and the marine environment of Salish Sea provide a broad spectrum of geologic features for study.

The department offers BA, BAE, BS and MS degrees plus specialized courses in the following subjects:

economic geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, glacial geology, hydrology, paleomagnetism, paleontology. petrology, planetary geology, sedimentation, seismology, stratigraphy, and structure and tectonics.