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How long will it take?

4 years

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


Geosciences, B.S. Geology Concentration

The Geology concentration focuses on physical, chemical and biological aspects of the surface and interior of the Earth. This concentration is recommended for students who will later pursue licensure as a professional geologist, which is required for supervisory work in many environmental and other fields.

The Department of Geosciences includes a diverse faculty of scholars from the disciplines of geography, geology and hydrology. Research clusters in the department investigate pressing urban environmental issues, including water, from water governance to water quality and quantity, climate change and quantity, geochemical processes, and geographic information systems and informatics.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for a detailed schedule of required courses for the major.

Geosciences, B.S.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

The department offers two endowed scholarships for undergraduate majors: the Ernest Fritz Memorial Field Camp Endowment and the David E. Ogren Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

For general tuition information, check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

The geology concentration prepares students for practical and essential applications in a wide range of careers and is also excellent preparation for graduate work in geology and environmental science, geography and urban studies. For students who are interested in geoscience and environmental science but who intend to pursue graduate or advanced study in other fields, for example environmental law or business, the B.S. degree may still be an appropriate choice.



An undergraduate degree in geosciences prepares students for employment in the public and private sector. Geographers find employment as cartographers, city/regional planners, conservationists, environmental managers, environmental regulators, geographic information system specialists, historic preservationists, location analysts and as physical scientists working for the government. With their broad liberal arts training, geographers also qualify for professional management positions as well as work as teachers. The B.S. degree meets certain federal criteria required for science-track career pathways in federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey and others.


Department of Geosciences
Langdale Hall
Suite 730
38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-413-5750
Fax: 404-413-5768
Email: [email protected]

Mailing address:
Department of Geosciences
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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