The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University is determined to help you meet your academic goals and achieve a successful career. We highly encourage you to meet with your advisors at least once per year to plan your academic schedule. This helps in timely graduation and to tackle any difficulties. We highly value the time and resources invested by our students.
The College of Arts and Sciences has a two-tiered advising system for undergraduates. Please consult your departmental and college advisors regularly to ensure that academic requirements are met.
Major and minor advising
The department provides major and minor advising through our faculty or staff expertise. Contact your advisor to schedule an appointment.
- Dr. Michelle Kominz: All programs, except Integrated Science and the education track of the Earth Science major
- Dr. Peter Voice: Integrated Science and the education track of the Earth Science major
University and general education advising
The College of Arts and Sciences provides advising in:
Students interested in secondary education teacher certification
- Meet with a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for pre-education pathway requirements (see MAT Pathway for WMU Undergraduates)
- Meet with a geosciences advisor for major or minor requirements
Graduate students receive advising from: