The departments of geosciences and chemistry at Western Michigan University offer a program of study leading to a major in geochemistry. The geochemistry major is an excellent choice if you are preparing for a professional career in geochemistry or environmental chemistry.
Students choosing this major will not be required to complete an additional minor. Contact the Department of Geosciences as early as possible for advising. This major requires 68 credit hours.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a two-tiered advising system for undergraduates. You will receive:
- Major-specific advising through the faculty within the department. The faculty advisor for the geochemistry major is Dr. Michelle Kominz.
- General advising regarding University and general education requirements as well as pre-professional advising through the College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate advising.
As a student with a College of Arts and Sciences major you will need to meet regularly with both a departmental and college advisor to ensure you are meeting all requirements for graduation.
How to Apply
For admission to an undergraduate program in the Department of Geosciences, apply through the Office of Admissions at Western Michigan University.
After you have been admitted, schedule an appointment with a program advisor to fill out a major or minor form for official enrollment.