A number of research facilities support and complement the activities in the Western Michigan University Department of Geosciences.
Research topics discuss specific issues and list key resources and faculty involvement.
There is a very diverse applied, as well as basic, research emphasis in the department. The faculty have a well-funded and active research program that addresses a wide range of research topics in the general fields of geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, geotechnical geology, glacial geomorphology, earth science education, sedimentary systems and basin analysis. There has been a number of new initiatives pertaining to research activities and construction of research facilities.