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 2018-19 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. We encourage students to declare a Geology Major well before registration begins so that you may have access to courses in the major prior to class registration. All of our courses are major restricted. Overrides codes may be given, however, priority is always given to a student who is currently a major.

Please note that there will be NO Major Declarations during the first week of the Quarter April 2-11.

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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)



Department Manager and Graduate Advising

kate blizzard pictureKate Blizzard
Phone: 360-650-6515
ES 240C

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 Advisors

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

Faculty Earth Science Education Advisors

Susan DeBari
Phone: 360-650-3588
ES 237
Robyn Dahl
Phone: 360-650-7207
ES 340