The Department of Geosciences offers a dual bachelor’s/master’s program where students can get both degrees in five years.
Students who pursue the B.A. or B.S. degree get experience in the field—whether through an internship or field-based course work.
What is distinctive about our Geosciences Department compared to many around the country is that we span the social and physical dimensions of environmental and resource issues, particularly in the urban context, and we conduct research and offer undergraduate and graduate degrees that reflect this important socio-physical approach. We have expertise in the social and environmental dimensions of water, environmental geochemistry and global climate change. We are also expanding our Geographic Information Science research and teaching to better represent and describe the complexity of social and environmental concerns.
Our five areas of research expertise are:
- Water Science
- Geographic Information Science
- Urban Environments
- Global Climate Change
Geosciences offers undergraduate certificates in Sustainability, Water Science and a graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems.
Geosciences has more than 50 graduate students enrolled in our M.S. program, with concentrations in Geography, Geology and Water Science.
- Environmental consultants
- Urban planners
- Geographic information scientists
- Professional geologists
- Environmental researchers
- Community planners
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Georgia Environmental Protection Division
- U.S. Housing and Urban Development
- United States Geologic Survey
- National Science Foundation
- Atlanta Regional Commission
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Southern Company
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