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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. For more information, please see more detailed descriptions of our offerings in Geology, Geography, GIS and the Environment. To declare a major in any of the Geosciences fields, come visit our office in Callaway 148.


Geoscience Students simulate hazardous spill response on UWG campus

Carrollton environmental consulting firm, Prater and York, recently sponsored OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) HAZWOPER training for Geosciences Department seniors. The course culminated in a simulated hazardous spill on the UWG campus. Pictured are Robie York (Prater and York) and newly OSHA-certified UWG Geosciences students.

Geosciences to hire new mineralogist

The Geosciences Department at the University of West Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Mineralogy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. For more information, please consult the full ad, HERE.

River cleanup

The Geosciences Department partnered with the Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Group to host a very successful river cleanup on the UWG campus on 9/12/15. Seventy-eight volunteers showed up, cleaning out 13 tires and 82 bags of trash!


Geological Society of America Meeting: Baltimore, MD: Nov. 1-4
Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers Conference: Pensacola, FL: Nov 22-24, 2015

Association of American Geographers Conference: San Francisco: March 29-April 2

Submission of abstract deadline is Oct 29.

Submission of poster deadline is Feb 18.