The Earth Science program provides a liberal arts core education in geoscience with an emphasis on the scientific method, problem solving, and interdisciplinary science education. A key objective of the program is to prepare undergraduates for careers as professional geoscientists and educators. The program also promotes the development of an informed citizenry for wise decision-making on issues related to natural resources, environmental quality, and sustainability in Oregon and beyond.
- To ensure excellence by continuing to implement assessment procedures for major and minor programs;
- Maintain quality instruction in the science portion of Western's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum;
- Ensure a quality science education for those students who will be teachers;
- Incorporate curricular flexibility to prepare students for the scientific challenges of the 21st century.
Natural Science and Mathematics
Western Oregon University
345 N. Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Natural Science Building, NS 104
Division Administrative Assistant:
Phone: (503) 838-8206
Fax: (503) 838-8072
Biology Erin Baumgartner
Earth and Physical Science Jeff Templeton
Chemistry Arlene Courtney
Mathematics Scott Beaver