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Various Paths to a Geology Degree at WKU


Choose a Path

Here are several lists that the Geology Faculty have created that align with our major research and education foci. These paths assume that you start your WKU education predeclared as a Geology Major. There is a lot of flexibility here, so do not think that these are the only options. Also, if you declare Geology as your major in your sophomore or junior year, we will be creating a new geology track sheet that address those concerns. But in the mean time, see a Geology advisor to discuss this in more detail.

First, download the General Geology Track Sheet for the B.S. here

Second, replace "Geology Electives" in the track sheet with those you have discussed with your advisor. Example tracks are below:


Paths for the Geology B.S. *
Example Path
Elective Courses that Define Path


Earth Materials

GEOL 408, GEOL 420, GEOL 470 and related courses

GEOL 325, GEOL 430, GEOL 270 (pick 432 if 270 was already taken)


GEOL 415, GEOL 445, GEOL 475 (Basin Analysis or Subsurface Methods)


GEOL 310, GEOL 440, GEOL 445

Field Sciences

Field Camp, GIS Certificate, GEOL 380, GEOG 452

General Track

See Your Advisor or Email Fred Siewers

More Paths...

Speak with your advisor

* This is a work in progress, and more paths will be updated soon.  See your advisor for any questions about what electives you would like to take.




Paths for the Geology B.A.

Currently, there are no specific paths for the B.A. track.

Speak with your advisor to help choose those elective courses you are most interested in.

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