The Department of Geology is housed in the Geology Building to the east of the Rhatigan Student Center.

Map of WSU Campus pointing out the location of the Department of Geology.

Our facilities include:

  • X-ray diffraction laboratory (with a Rigaku MiniFlex II XRD system)
  • Optical mineralogy and petrology laboratory
  • Carbonate sedimentology laboratory
  • Computer modeling lab
  • State of the art software for applications in petroleum exploration geology and GIS, including:
    • SMT Kingdom Suite
    • IHS Petra
    • ArcGIS
  • Comprehensive rock, mineral, and fossil collection
  • Undergraduate research laboratories
  • Wide variety of field equipment