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Geosciences and Natural Resources

Build a career that can shape the world we live in through WCU's leading programs on the environment. Students have extensive opportunities for hands-on learning through field experiences, undergraduate research, and professional mentorship by internationally-recognized faculty.

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Field Research Opportunities

Cradled in a lush valley and surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes, Western’s Cullowhee campus is uniquely and ideally located for you and your peers to carry out local field projects at on- and off-campus sites and to benefit from regional sites and resources.You’re also encouraged to study in other parts of the state, country, and the world through practical internships, research, and study abroad programs in places such as Cape Lookout, North Carolina; Sapelo Island, Georgia; alpine meadows in Nevada; Olympic National Park,Washington; the Bahamas; Australia; and South America.

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