BA in Geology

Western Washington University-International Study Centre, United States

ba-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

CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I 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
or
ENVS 320 - GIS I: Introduction to Geographic Information Science Credits: 4
GEOL 311 - Earth Materials Credits: 5
or
GEOL 306 - Mineralogy Credits: 4
and
GEOL 406 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Credits: 5
GEOL 310 - Geomorphology Credits: 5
MATH 124 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I Credits: 5
or
MATH 240 - Introduction to Statistics Credits: 4
15-19 credits under advisement from geology courses 300 level and above for a total of 45 credits.

Choose either:
PHYS 114 - Principles of Physics I Credits: 5
PHYS 115 - Principles of Physics II Credits: 5
or
PHYS 161 - Physics with Calculus I Credits: 5
PHYS 162 - Physics with Calculus II Credits: 5
Students interested in more quantitative upper division courses should opt for PHYS 161 and PHYS 162, as they will be prerequisites for GEOL 352, GEOL 314, GEOL 452, and other electives.

Two additional courses from the following:
MATH 125 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II Credits: 5
CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II Credits: 5
CHEM 163 - General Chemistry III Credits: 5
BIOL 204 - Introduction to Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity w/lab Credits: 5
PHYS 116 - Principles of Physics III Credits: 5
PHYS 163 - Physics with Calculus III Credits: 5
ASTR 315 - The Solar System Credits: 3
ENVS 327 - The Soil Environment Credits: 4
CSCI 140 - Programming Fundamentals in C Credits: 4
CSCI 141 - Computer Programming I Credits: 4

Departmental Honors and Distinctions

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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