Welcome to the Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at the University of West Georgia offers programs of study focusing on planet earth, our natural and built environments, and how societies interact with and alter the biophysical world. We are a welcoming, student-centered department with challenging programs of study that span a wide range of subject matter and techniques. Our programs emphasize hands-on learning and take students out of the classroom into the field whenever possible. All students are required to complete independent research and many present their research results at regional and national conferences. For more information, please see more detailed descriptions of our offerings in Geology, Geography, GIS and the Environment. To declare a major in Geosciences visit the our office, Callaway 148.

Contact Us

Callaway Building, 1601 Maple St., Carrollton, GA 30118

Front office: 678-839-6479

Jim Mayer (Chair): 678-839-4055 jmayer@westga.edu




 ASBOG Moves

 to UWG!


Last year the Department of Geosciences awarded $11,200 to students majoring in Geography, Geology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and Global Studies.



The National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®) recently moved its headquarters from Columbia, SC, to the University of West Georgia, Department of Geosciences. Dr. Randal Kath (UWG Geosciences Department) is currently president of ASBOG®. Read more here.






  • April 1, 2015 at 12pm: The 2015 Richard H. Jahns Lecturer will speak on The Santa Ana Mountains: Indenter Tectonics and the Earthquake Hazards of “The OC”. Speaker: Mr. Eldon Gath, President of Earth Consultants International, Santa Ana, CA. Place: Geosciences Department, Callaway Room 120

  • March 19-20, 2015: Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Meeting, Chattanooga, TN. 


  • April 21-25, 2015: Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL