Our Story

View of the first downtown building, Kell Hall, of Georgia State University; courtesy of GSU Special Collections and Archives. 1980s

The Department of Geosciences is home to 15 faculty and 4 staff members who support research and educational opportunities in geology, geography, and interdisciplinary initiatives. The Department offers a B.A. in Geosciences with concentrations in Geography or Urban Studies, and a B.S. in Geosciences with concentrations in Geography, Geology, Environmental Geosciences, or Urban Studies. We offer the M.S. in Geosciences, with Concentrations in Geography, Geology and Water Sciences, and Professional Certificates in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Water Sciences, and Sustainability. Through a collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, we also offer the Ph.D. in Chemistry (Geology Specialization).

We offer unique opportunities for field, laboratory, and community work, including specialized field schools in Montana (Geology Field Camp), study abroad in Belize (GIS), Community Geography resources, and an Environmental Research Lab.

With exciting opportunities for research and education around the world, we are going places with Geosciences!