Earth Science, or geoscience, is a diverse discipline, incorporating aspects of physics, chemistry, biology and natural history in the attempt to solve earth-related problems. Geoscientists provide basic information to help our society solve problems and establish sound policy for resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare.
Western’s Geology — Elementary BAE satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in Elementary Education offered through Woodring College of Education. Western’s Geology Department is part of the College of Science and Engineering.
The Geology Department has:
- Engaging, award winning teachers who inspire students and instill modern active-learning pedagogies in their courses.
- Active scholars in diverse specialties that involve students in their research projects.
- Helpful staff that support the educational mission of the department and create a positive atmosphere for students.
- Excellent role models for women in science — 30% of faculty and 50% of undergraduate and MS graduate students are women that are actively engaged in teaching, research, and service.
- A reputable high-quality program that integrates unique field experiences and modern technology throughout the curriculum.