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.

Contact Us

Callaway Building
1601 Maple St.
Carrollton, GA 30118

Jim Mayer, Chair


Fall sessions are here:

  • Full Term classes:  August 9 - December 1
  • Session I: August 9 - September 29
  • Session II: October 2 - December 1
  • Check out the full listings in Geography and Geology to see how you can move closer to your degree over the fall. 

Fall 2017 Geosciences Pig Roast

The Geography and Geology Programs in the Geosciences Department at UWG are pleased to announce the 49th Annual Geosciences Pig Roast and Alumni Event.  Please gather with us at noon on October 28, 2017 in the Callaway Building lobby to celebrate 50 years of Geosciences at UWG!

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!