Earth Science

Earth Science majors learn about geoscience with an emphasis on the scientific method, problem-solving and interdisciplinary science education. You can focus your studies a variety of specialties such as geographic information science, geology, Earth resources or environmental studies. Students who earn an Earth Science degree qualify to pursue professional licensure as registered geologists in the state of Oregon.

Choose from B.A. or B.S.

credits required for the Earth Science major

students enrolled in the Earth Science program

students per class on average in the Earth Science program

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of students are assigned multiple advisers devoted to guiding them through their four years at WOU

Sample four-year degree plan

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological processes operating in the Earth system
  • Apply technology-based methods to solve geologic problems and communicate results
  • Conduct scientific investigations in laboratory and field settings

Career opportunities

  • Science teacher
  • Environmental resource specialist
  • Park ranger
  • Geoscientist
  • GIS analyst

Faculty

MATTHEW GOSLIN

NTT Instructor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-9394 | goslinm@wou.edu | OLD ED 122

JEFFREY MYERS

Professor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8365 | myersj@wou.edu | NS 213A

JEREMIAH OXFORD

NTT Instructor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8680 | oxfordj@wou.edu | NS 212

WILLIAM SCHOENFELD

Associate Professor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8165 | schoenfw@wou.edu | NS 110

GRANT SMITH

NTT Assistant Professor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8242 | smithg@wou.edu | NS 213

STEVE TAYLOR

Professor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8398 | taylors@wou.edu | NS 210

JEFFREY TEMPLETON

Professor, Department Head, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8858 | templej@wou.edu | NS 211

PHILIP WADE

NTT Instructor, Earth/Physical Science
503-838-8225 | wadep@wou.edu | NS 112

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Contact Us

Phone: 503-838-8858

Email: templej@wou.edu

Location: NS 211