Undergraduate Advising

Students interested in a Geology Major may declare at anytime as long as they are in good academic standing.

If you are interested in Geology, we strongly encourage you to meet with a department advisor early in your career at Western to discuss course selection, plan of study, research opportunities, volunteer opportunities, applying to graduate school, preparing for a career, and any other related topics. Please see the 2020-2021 catalog to learn more about the different program requirements. 

We encourage Transfer Students to declare in their first quarter at Western and if possible, contact the Department prior to coming to Western. We can assist you with course planning to assure that you are taking the appropriate transferrable courses and are prepared to take geology courses once you transfer to Western. 

The department advisors are committed to assisting students in determining their best program of study. We encourage students to declare a Geology Major before registration begins so you may have access to courses in the major prior to class registration. All of our upper division courses are major restricted. Although overrides codes may be given, priority is always given to a student who is currently a major.

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Undergraduate Advising



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Schedule an appointment to declare a major or minor

Note: I will be out on cyclic leave for the majority of the summer; if you need immediate assistance, please contact Kate Blizzard or email geology@wwu.edu.


In light of COVID-19, all Geology office staff will be working remotely until further notice. New major declarations will be processed online, via email and virtual Zoom meetings. 

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