Academics

Washington and Lee University has offered courses in geology for more than two hundred years and was one of the first institutions in the United States to offer formal programs in the study of the Earth. The department currently offers a broad range of programs that include most of the important disciplines of the earth sciences. A number of alumni have made significant contributions as academic geologists, as geoscientists in the energy industry, and as environmental scientists.

The pages listed to the right outline requirements for B.A. and B.S. degrees, list courses being offered the current and upcoming semester, and what it take to earn an honors in geology.

Several Geology Department faculty also serve as core and affiliate faculty for the Environmental Studies Program. Let us know if you have questions or interest in ENVS.

The University Catalog offers a list of all geology courses.