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Civilization-saving Science for the twenty-first century

Why exactly do you choose Geological Sciences?

The Geological Sciences let you explore to the far corners of the world. All the processes on Planet Earth is complex and interrelated.

Are you interested in becoming an expert on Planet Earth? Are you constantly curious as to why Earth is a tiny dot in space, yet can sustain the lives of over 7 billion people? Does traveling abroad to study new and amazing landscapes excite you? Are you wondering why the climate of the Earth changes? Why are there minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, and floods? Why are our oceans warming and sea-levels rising? Why are there so many degradation issues with our water quality and the environment?  How can we make our Planet Earth a sustainable Planet for billions of people?

Finally, would you like a high-paying job? Geological Sciences is the major of the 21st century, as it is ground zero for tackling global challenges like managing land, water, ocean, space, minerals, and energy resources in a sustainable way. Society’s interest in the environment and climate change is growing fast. The time has never been better to become a geological scientist. Geological Sciences can take you anywhere!!! 

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

B.S. in Geological Sciences

M.S. in Geoscience


Geological Sciences Job Opportunities

In-State Tuition for Border States with Kentucky

If you are a first-time freshman and a resident of any state that borders Kentucky (IL, IN, TN, MO, OH, VA, WV) you can attend WKU for the In-State tuition rate, which will lower your tuition cost by nearly 60%. In addition to this scholarship, other institutional scholarships are available to further reduce the cost. Geological Sciences is the largest undergraduate Geology/Earth Science program (2019-2020) in Kentucky. B.S. in Geological Sciences at WKU include Environmental Earth Science track and Geology track.

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 Last Modified 11/15/22