The Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University is a growing center for geologic and environmental research, and offers a variety of programs for college students seeking a career in the Earth sciences, as well as adult professionals looking to extend their education in environmental science, resource exploration and recovery, or Earth science teaching.
We offer high quality degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our undergraduate programs include a traditional, pre-professional Geology major (with a Group Science Minor) and a non-professional Earth Sciences major (and Earth Science Minor) for students interested in geology but who don't intend to pursue a career in an Earth science discipline. We also offer specialized major programs in Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Hydrogeology, where students can gain a highly focused and rigorous education in one of these professional disciplines.
At the graduate level we offer a Ph.D. program in Geosciences, an M.Sc. in Geosciences and an M.A. in Earth Sciences. Our Ph.D. and M.Sc. programs are intended as professional degrees for students continuing in a geosciences career. Our M.A. program is intended for students who plan careers outside the geosciences but whose work or specialty would benefit from an in-depth education in the geologic sciences.
Source: Department Website July 2010