Earth Sciences

Earth science is geology and more; it provides foundational knowledge of how our planet works and applies knowledge of the natural process of global change to understanding our current environmental conditions. Practitioners engage with some of our most challenging problems, such as responsible exploration for and extraction and use of our natural resources, understanding consequences of global climate change, and reducing human suffering and property loss from natural hazards.

Transfer options also exist in Environmental & Ecosystem Sciences, Forest Ecology and Management and Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Science.

Career Opportunities

    • Exploration geoscientist
    • Petroleum or mining geologist
    • Geochemist
    • Paleontologist
    • Climatologist
    • Mineralogist


Melissa Holecek

Phone: (509) 524-5208

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362