I am the Geology Department Transfer Advisor. I assist students who are currently enrolled at another institution and plan on transferring to WWU and majoring in Geology. I do not assist with general transfers to WWU. If you are interested in a general transfer to WWU please visit the WWU Admissions Transfer link. WWU will review your transcript and decide which courses will transfer from your institution.
To learn more about employment opportunities in geology related fields, please visit our Geology Interships and Jobs site.
The majority of you will be transferring from a Washington State university or community college, which makes it easy because WWU has established a Transfer Course Equivalency Guide. Just choose your institution and determine the course equivalencies. If you are transferring from an institution that is not in the WWU Transfer Equivalency Guide, it is my job to review the geology courses that you have taken at your institution. I will examine your transcript and the catalogue descriptions and syllabi of the courses that you have taken to determine if any are equivalent to WWU's geology courses. Regional specific courses (e.g., Geology of the Sierra Nevada) and courses without labs do not transfer.
If you are interested in transferring and want to learn more about the Geology program at WWU, visit our Geology Department site for departmental information. Review the Students icon on the top ribbon of the Geology site, specifically Undergraduate Programs to learn more about our degree options. Also visit the Geology section in the University Catalog and examine the course requirements and course descriptions for our undergradaute degree programs.
If you are wondering what courses to take at your institution to prepare yourself for our geology program, I highly suggest taking as many of the required math, chemistry, and physics courses as possible so you can concentrate on geology after transfering to WWU. If you take geology courses, I suggest courses from the Core Program (e.g., 211 and 212). If you are at a Washington Community College, I highly recommend pursuing Track 1 of the AS-T degree options.
You can declare a major or minor in Geology at any time as long as you are in good academic standing. Hye In Park is the department Undergradaute Program Coordinator who will assit you with the geology declaration process and other advising questions.