Geology Major

The geology major in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is a traditional curriculum focusing on the study of rocks and minerals, petrologic relationships, rock-forming processes, and field methods in the earth sciences. Total major requires 38 credit hours in GEOS courses, plus approximately 33 credit hours in supporting science courses. These cognate credits constitute the group science minor for geology students.


The College of Arts and Sciences offers a two-tiered advising system for undergraduates. You will receive:

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.


Catalog requirements and courses