With the mission of providing the best education, the Western Michigan University Department of Geosciences houses state-of-the-art research facilities and is growing as a center for advanced research with a community of dedicated faculty and staff.

We not only teach students, we prepare them to realize their dreams.


Undergraduate applicationMajor in geociences and receive a strong foundation in traditional geology as well as broad instruction in multi-disciplinary geosciences. Programs include the study of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrogeology and earth science. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in research and internship experiences. Majors gain extensive hands-on field and laboratory experience to produce both a practical and theoretical understanding of geosciences.

Graduate applicationFurther your expertise in the field with a geosciences graduate degree; an advanced degree is the key to building a rewarding and challenging future.