Department of Geology and Geography

A Message from Our Department Chair

Geology and Geography Majors,

The faculty and staff in the Department of Geology and Geography want to let you know that we are here and ready to provide support to help you complete your degree program. The transition to distance education (online learning) is challenging, and we know that you have questions and concerns. Georgia Southern University is committed to providing quality instruction in the online environment. We are confident that you will be able to stay on track and complete your courses this semester.

Should you have questions or need help in any of your geology or geography courses, please don’t hesitate to contact your instructor. If you need additional assistance, email or call our administrative assistant, Linda Smith at, (912) 478-5361. Another good resource is Tonira Bacon at the COSM Advising Center, And as always, please feel free to contact me at should you need help resolving an issue.
Please remember, we are all in this together and we’ll get through it together!
Best Regards,

Dr. James Reichard, Department Chair

About Our Department

The Department of Geology and Geography at Georgia Southern University offers courses on both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses. Our focus is to have students learn by discovery. In addition to your general education requirements, you will be immersed in the sciences with specific requirements for Geology and Geography. From mineralogy to field methods to cartography, you can purse your passion.

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The Department currently offers both undergraduate and graduate programs on the Statesboro campus along with a geography minor at Armstrong. Explore our degree programs to find out how each gives you a broad education in the sciences with special depth in your interests:

B.A. or B.S. in Geology

B.A. or B.S. in Geography

M.S. in Applied Geography

Geology students study:

earth materials

environmental and structural geology

coastal processes

Geography students’ course work focuses on:

geographic information systems


human and cultural geography


Department of Geology and Geography • P.O. Box 8149 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-0667