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.

Contact Us

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

Front office: 678-839-6479

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



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Last year the Department of Geosciences awarded $11,200 to students majoring in Geography, Geology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and Global Studies. The deadline for this year’s scholarship competition is November 20 at 5pm. Read more.



Dr. Rose is a part of the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Climate Studies Diversity Cohort which is focused on increasing STEM participation among underserved students in the geosciences. Recently she was featured in the AMS Education’s twitter feed for her participation at the AMS 2015 annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.






  • 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