Students interested in a Geology Major May Declare at Anytime!    (must be 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 2017-18 catalog for more information

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

The department advisors are committed to assisting students in determining their best program of study. Open office declaration hours are Tuesdays 10am - 12 and Thursdays 2pm - 4pm. If the open hours do not work for your schedule please make an appointment with the Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Advising.

Program Coordinator for Undergraduate Advising

Theresa Tripp
Phone: 360-650-3582
ES 240
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch 12:30 - 1:30)
Administrative Services Manager B - Graduate Advising
Kate Blizzard
Phone: 360-650-6516
ES 240

Faculty Advisors:

Faculty Transfer Advisor

Bob Mitchell
Phone: 360-650-3591
ES 234

Faculty Graduate Advisor

Bernie Housen
Phone: 360-650-3581
ES 240

Faculty Geophysics Advisor

Jackie Caplan-Auerbach
Phone: 360-650-4153
ES 236
Melissa Rice
Phone: 360-650-3592
ES 205

Faculty Earth Science Education Advisor

Susan DeBari
Phone: 360-650-3588
ES 237