The Geology Department at WWU is committed to excellence in both teaching and research. We believe the best way to accomplish our educational goals is to integrate active learning and research into the curriculum. For all of our students, we strive to create excitement about discovery and competence in application of the scientific method. We want to develop in all students an understanding of geological processes and their effects on the earth and society so that they will be environmentally responsible, scientifically literate citizens. We strive to produce majors with an interdisciplinary background in geology and the physical sciences who can do original research and effectively communicate the results. We foster a robust and active graduate program emphasizing independent and creative research and mastery of advanced geologic concepts.
Source: Department Website June 2010