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 term sessions are here:

  • Full Term: August 10th - December 10th
  • Session I: August 10th - September 30th
  • Session II: October 3rd - December 2nd 

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

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. 

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!