Bachelor of Arts in Geology

About the Geology, BA

In the Geology, BA program, you will study the intricate processes that shape the Earth and how to communicate that understanding to others. With a focus on both theoretical knowledge and practical field experience, our program prepares you for a career in geoscience or careers involving problem-solving in complex systems. At CWU, we take pride in nurturing the potential of each student, and our Geology program is no exception. With personalized attention and hands-on learning opportunities, we are committed to supporting our students as they pursue their passions and achieve their career aspirations with classwork in geology, environmental geoscience, astronomy, and math.

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Why Study Geology at CWU?

At CWU, the Geology program offers a unique advantage for field studies. Our program emphasizes practical experiences, using diverse nearby geological landscapes.

We promote research opportunities and networking for your future employment with the leadership of our expert faculty. You will build a strong foundation in the Earth, environmental, and space sciences while developing valuable skills and connections for a successful career in geoscience and beyond.

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How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Careers and Opportunities

Upon graduation, you can expect to have a range of career opportunities worth checking out that utilize the skills you have gained throughout your degree.

  • Earth Science Teaching: Earth science teachers teach in secondary e, often combining Earth science endorsement with another science or math.
  • Environmental Consulting: Geologists are often hired by consulting firms to conduct environmental assessments, identify potential hazards, and recommend solutions to mitigate risks.
  • Natural Resource Management: Working for a government agency or private organization, you could manage and protect natural resources, such as forests, wildlife habitats, and water resources.
  • Academia and Research: If you want to continue your research and education, you could pursue a career in academia, conducting research and teaching at universities and research institutions.


Join the Geology Club

CWU’s student Geology Club offers weekend rock-hounding trips for petrified wood and Ellensburg blue stone. Meet your fellow Wildcats and enjoy hiking, rock climbing, rafting, and various other adventures.

A Wealth of Scholarships in Geology

At Central Washington University, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality education, regardless of their financial background. View Department of Geological Sciences Scholarships today. You belong at CWU.

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