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Geology and Geography at Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University sits on the Atlantic Coastal Plain and has campuses located in Statesboro, Savannah, and Liberty County. Field research across the region is integral to geology and geography programs, and the senior thesis – an experience that is available to all students – is a three course capstone sequence that prepares students to conduct scientific research.

Geology students and faculty regularly travel throughout the Southeast, investigating land forms, coastal processes, biotic communities of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, ancient coastal sediments of the Inner Coastal Plain and the crystalline rocks of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge. The Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and fossils of the Appalachian Mountains in northwest Georgia comprise a favorite research site.

Field studies in geography may include biogeographical surveys or excursions to sites of cultural or economic interest. Expanding capabilities in geographic information science offer enhanced opportunities to work in local and regional planning and resource characterization.

Geology and geography students explore land use patterns and processes in Ecuador, British Columbia, Europe and the Caribbean through international study programs sponsored by the Department.

Last updated: 8/6/2021