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Want to become an expert on Earth?


Welcome to WKU Geology

Do you want to have fun while learning? Are you interested in becoming an expert on Earth? Would you like a high-paying job? If answer is yes, join WKU GEOLOGY program. Geology is ground zero for tackling global challenges like climate change and sustainable energy. Geology is full of engagement and opportunities. GEOLOGY can take you anywhere!!!

But, you ask, why exactly choose GEOLOGY? First of all, GEOLOGY lets you explore to the far corners of the world. Are you constantly curious as to why Earth is a tiny dot in space, yet can sustain the lives of over 7 billion people? Is traveling abroad to study new and exciting landscapes your forte? If you're part of the GEOLOGY program, then you're always going on new adventures to places all over the planet.

Interested in GEOLOGY, but don't know where to get started? Browse this site to know more about GEOLOGY program. You are very welcome to set a time to tour the department to learn more!

What Can WKU Geology Offer You?

• Multi-discipline department allowing for holistic and multi-faceted research.

• Job and internship opportunities with both local and international companies.

• State-of-the-art analytical and computational labs.

• Abundant field work.

• Study abroad opportunities around the world.

• Student-centered advanced research opportunities.

• Academic partnerships with professional labs and universities.



Recent updates on Geology graduate and undergraduate students

Graduate student Mike Arthur was recently offered a full-time job at Exxon Mobil. Congratulations, Mike!
Katie Losekamp received 2018 KY-AIPG Student Award


Jamin Lopez is conducting field work in Belize as part of his FUSE grant research
Congratulations to Jonathan Partlow for receiving 2018 Jason Shaw award!

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 Last Modified 12/7/18