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



Conference in Canada

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.

Four UWG faculty and one undergraduate student presented research results at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Vancouver, BC October 19-22.



  • Department Christmas Lunch w/students, Thursday, December 11th, Callaway Annex Lobby

  • 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