Resource Guide for Majors

Hello! Below are a variety of resources for you. Please let us know if you have questions that aren't answered with the information provided here.

Current Majors

W&L's current Earth and Environmental Geoscience Majors

Degree Requirements

The list of requirements to graduate with a Degree in Earth and Environmental Geoscience.

Junior and Senior Years

Helpful events and deadlines during your junior and senior years. As majors you will be considering more than just courses; you will also be thinking about going to a conference, doing research and writing a thesis, taking comprehensive exams, and looking for a job or at graduate programs.

Department Awards

The Earth and Environmental Geoscience Department awards for academic curiosity and excellence, and for research, are chosen each Spring and handed out at an end of the year BBQ.

W&L Geoscience Facilities

Our classrooms are designed to facilitate faculty-student collaboration, and we have a wide variety of field and lab equipment and instruments.


Attending geoscience conferences whether or not you are presenting is a valuable opportunity.

Research Opportunities

There are so many opportunities do to research with professors at W&L and at other schools or organizations.

Internship Opportunities

Internships provide valuable experience and allow you to see a wide range of applications for your geo- and environmental-science education.

As an Alum

Many alums stay in contact with the department for a variety of great reasons!