Department of Geology

Department of Geology at Western Illinois University.

Preparing Students For Geoscience Careers

Geology is a major course of study in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, & Geographic Information Sciences (EAGIS), part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Successful undergraduate students receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology.

Our graduates enter many industrial, private, and governmental jobs in many diverse fields such as;

  • environmental geology
  • engineering geology
  • petroleum geology
  • mining geology

Many of our students go on to continue their education in graduate programs at other universities. Majors must also take related courses in mathematics, chemistry and physics, or biology.

Programs of Study

Majors - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree, options in:
  • Geology
  • Paleontology
Minor  in Geology