Welcome to the Geology Department


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.


Fall 2016 Geology Graduates!


Date Location Speaker Title
Mar 01 12:00pm
ES 80 Faculty Candidate - Stable Isotope Geochemistry Dr. Miquela Ingalls, University of Chicago "Cenozoic 'Clumped'- Isotope Paleo-Thermometry and Paleoaltimetry of the Tibetan Plateau: A Cautionary Tale of Cryptic Carbonate Diagenesis
Mar 02 9:00am
ES 213 Faculty Candidate - Stable Isotope Geochemistry Dr. Miquela Ingalls, University of Chicago Teaching Talk - Rayleigh Distillation