Earth and Space Science

The Earth and Space Science Program relates to numerous scientific departments and areas of study, but the courses are intended for non-science majors.

Courses introduce students to a scientific appreciation of the natural world, and strengthen critical thinking, problem solving, and quantitative skills that are part of the liberal arts curriculum. Elective courses related to the physics of the Earth and the universe, including physical and historical geology, planetary and stellar astronomy, and meteorology are part of this program.

The Earth and Space Science program is associated with the Department of Physics. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalogue.


Joel W. Cannon, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
Michael Pettersen
Michael S. Pettersen, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics
William Sheers
William S. Sheers, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience
Mike McCracken
Michael E. McCracken, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics