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


Spring sessions are here:

  • Full Term classes:  August 15 - December 7
  • Session I: August 15 - October 9
  • Session II: October 11 - December 7
  • Check out the full listings in Geography and Geology to see how you can move closer to your degree over the spring. 

UWG Scholars Day 2018

Geosciences was well represented at the April 3, 2018 Scholars Day Poster and Oral Presentation events.  To the left, geology major Felicia Harris explains her petrology research to COSM Dean Lok. 

Additional images of presentations can be seen here.

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!