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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.


Geosciences offers 7 ways to knock out your area D core requirement over the summer!

GEOG 1112 - Weather and Climate - for all majors, with optional lab (session 1)

GEOG 1101 - Intro to Physical Geography - for non-science majors, no lab (session 3)

GEOG 1113 - Landform Geography - for all majors, with optional lab (session 4)

GEOG 2553 - Intro to GIS and Mapping Science - for all majors, no lab (session 1)

GEOG 2202 - Environmental Science - for non-science majors, with optional lab (session 4) 

GEOL 1121 - Intro to Geosciences - for all majors, with optional lab  (session 3)

GEOL 2503 - Intro to Oceanography -  for non-science majors, no lab (session 2) 

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.

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!


Summer Sessions are Here

Session 1: May 9th - May 25th

Session 2: June 6th - July 29th

Session 3: June 6th - June 30th 

Session 4: July 5th - July 29th

Check out the full listings in Geography and Geology to see how you can move closer to your degree over the summer.