College of Science & Engineering

Welcome to the Geology Department

Geology Office Hours

In light of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the Geology department office will be closed until further notice. Office staff will be working remotely and responding to emails and phone calls during normal business hours, Monday-Friday.

Office Staff Contact

Kate Blizzard, Department Manager: 360-650-6515

Hye In Park, Program Coordinator: 360-650-6516

Geology Office:  360-650-3582

Thank you, and stay safe! 

​​​​​​​WWU Geology Department Mission Statement

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.

Geology Students at Work and Play

  • Fall Graduation 2018
  • lava from a volcano
  • Women in Geology Club - group picture 5 students
  • Interesting Geological Features
  • CPX Crystal SEM - Student Thin Section
  • Lummi Quarry Testing
  • 2016 Boulder Glacier Slide 7-18-16
  • A group of students pose in front of mountains
  • Liberty Bell Mountain - North Cascades
  • A robot on the surface of mars

Geology Newsletter Issue #40

Cover of 2018 Newsletter, showning the environmental sciences building set against a blue sky