Initial Publication Date: April 13, 2015

Mission or Vision Statement

Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Wheaton College

Wheaton College's Geology Department provides coursework at levels from introductory general-education through advanced majors' classes. The various aspects of the geology curriculum are intended to contribute to the college's preparation of Christians for effective living and service throughout the world.

As a result of the Geology curriculum and interactions among members of the departmental community, graduates should be prepared for graduate-level studies as well as entry-level employment in geological fields, related areas in environmental management, resource development, or missions/community development. These individuals should also be well grounded with an integrated educational background, such that they may make constructive contributions to dialog concerning science and faith in Church and society.

The understanding and practice of geological science is presented (where appropriate) across the curriculum in the context of applied biblical ethics. This establishes a foundation for critical thought and particularly the criteria for solution of problems involving human interaction with the environment.