Geological Sciences at CWU offers a competitve and well-known two-year master's program. Research projects vary with our diverse faculty with projects ranging from studying the uplift and exhumation of ultra-high pressure metamorphic rocks, tectonics and igneous petrology, to seismic and landslide hazards.
Pedro Matos-Llavona excited to see some fantastic tsunami deposits in Chile.
Most graduate students often leave the program with jobs waiting. Many M.S. students work for consulting firms, goverment agencies such as the U.S.G.S or the Washington Geologic Survey, with many other graduates continuing onward to complete a Ph.D., with all happy to have had their learning experience with the CWU Geology Department.
Brittany Fagin analyzing data to piece out the pressure-temperature-time
constraints for exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks from
Logan Wetherell sampling a partially submerged tree for dendrochronology
to date a landslide which blocked the outlet of a small creek and formed a
lake several hundred years ago.
Alex Wernle presenting her research on the Evolution of Continental Rifting
at the European Geosciences Union conference.
Other Reasons to Join the CWU Geology Department