BS in Geology

Western Washington University - ISC, United States

bs-in-geology

Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,167

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 6% scholarship
The Geology Department at WWU is committed to excellence in both teaching and research. Our goal is to offer the highest possible quality education in the geological sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The mission of our department is to serve three main populations: graduate students, undergraduate geology majors, and undergraduates from other departments for their general education courses. For all of these students we strive to create excitement about discovery and the process of geologic inquiry. We want to develop in all students an appreciation of how geological processes affect the earth and society so that they will be environmentally responsible, scientifically literate citizens. We strive to produce majors with an interdisciplinary content background in geology and the physical sciences who are competent in the field, who can work collaboratively, conduct original research, and effectively communicate their results.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Intensive English Program (3 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (2 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

Intensive English Program (1 quarter)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo Not Accepted
  • Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

International Year (3 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English 77/120; 99/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (2 quarters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English 83/120; 105/150
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 11 to 15 credit hours towards degree

International Year (1 quarter)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 68 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 50
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English 115/150; 95/120
  • GPA: 2.5 for International Year
  • 8 to 10 credit hours towards degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 62
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for Direct Admission
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Requirements

Core Program

CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5

Choose one of the following options:
GEOL 211 - Physical Geology Credits: 5

or
GEOL 101 - Introduction to Geology Credits: 4

and
GEOL 211A - Physical Geology Review Credits: 2

or
HNRS 212 - Colloquium in Geology Credits: 5

or
SCED 202 - Matter and Energy in Earth Systems Credits: 4

and
GEOL 211A - Physical Geology Review
GEOL 212 - Historical Geology Credits: 4
GEOL 213 - GIS in Geology Credits: 3 (ENVS 320 may be substituted for GEOL 213)
GEOL 306 - Mineralogy Credits: 4
GEOL 310 - Geomorphology Credits: 5
GEOL 318 - Structural Geology Credits: 5
GEOL 352 - Introduction to Geophysics Credits: 5
GEOL 406 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Credits: 5
GEOL 409 - Field Methods and Theory Credits: 6
GEOL 410 - Geologic Mapping Credits: 6
GEOL 415 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Credits: 4
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5
Choose either:
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5

and
MATH 125 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Credits: 5

or
MATH 134 - Calculus I Honors Credits: 5

and
MATH 135 - Calculus II Honors Credits: 5

or
MATH 138 - Accelerated Calculus Credits: 5
Elective courses:

One course from:
GEOL 314 - Engineering Geology Credits: 4
GEOL 316 - Paleontology Credits: 4
Take three of any 400-level Geology courses (excluding GEOL 401A and GEOL 401B)


One course from:
MATH 203 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations I Credits: 4
MATH 204 - Elementary Linear Algebra Credits: 4
MATH 224 - Multivariable Calculus and Geometry I Credits: 5
MATH 240 - Introduction to Statistics Credits: 4
MATH 341 - Probability and Statistical Inference Credits: 4

Departmental Honors

BA or BS students and students in the University Honors program who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher meet the requirements for departmental honors. Those students who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA higher than 3.20 meet the requirements for departmental distinction.


 

Intensive English Program (1-3 quarters) $ 3,276 per quarter

 International Year (1-3 quarters) $7,821** (Net = $5,000) per quarter 

Direct Admission $24167 

Estimated Room & Board $ 11,873 - $17,710 

Undergraduate Pathway Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $8463 

Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $6000 

Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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