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 14 - December 6
  • Session I: August 14 - October 8
  • Session II: October 10 - December 6
  • Check out the full listings in Geography and Geology to see how you can move closer to your degree over the spring. 

Geosciences Career Night 2019

The Geosciences Department hosted eleven professionals, ten of them Geosciences alumni, on April 11 for Career Night 2019.  This was an opportunity for undergraduates to network with established professionals in their field, and for the awarding of the Georgia AIPG Student Scholarship.  Katie Hanson was this year's award recipient.

Little Tallapoosa River Cleanup

The Geosciences Department partnered with the Upper Tallapoosa Watershed Group to host a very successful river cleanup on 10/21/17. Fifty-four volunteers showed up, cleaning out 7 tires and 50 bags of trash!