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Degree Programs

Join a vibrant community and learn by discovery in Georgia Southern University’s Department of Geology and Geography!

With courses offered on both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses, you’ll be immersed in the sciences under the guidance of renowned educators. Whether you’re passionate about mineralogy, paleontology, cartography or geodynamics, Georgia Southern has a degree program to prepare you for the career you want.

Bachelor Degrees in Geology

Georgia Southern offers two bachelor degrees in Geology. The Bachelor of Science degree in Geology provides an in-depth concentrated study in geologic structures and rock specimens, offering a more science-based program of study. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology, you’ll benefit from a science education with a liberal arts background complemented by interdisciplinary experiences acquired through minor and language requirements.

Bachelor Degrees in Geography

At Georgia Southern, you can emphasize your studies in human geography with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography. Your studies will focus on the patterns of resources, population, culture and economic systems. Or you can pursue the Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and focus on physical geography, where you’ll learn and apply Geographic Information Systems and cartographic concepts.

Masters in Applied Geography

The Master of Science degree in Applied Geography prepares you for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning. The program provides you with hands-on learning opportunities in the use of advanced geospatial technologies. Coursework includes topics in urban, economic, population, political and cultural geography.

Minors in Geology, Geography or GIS

Students in all baccalaureate programs who wish to do so may add a minor to their program of study. The courses that make up a minor should be planned with the major advisor and must be approved by the time the student applies for graduation.

Within the fifteen hours (not including pre-requisites) of course work presented for the minor, the student must have a minimum adjusted grade point average of “C,” with no more than three hours of “D” work. A minimum of nine of the fifteen hours must be earned at Georgia Southern University. A maximum of three hours may be taken under the S/U grading system.

Last updated: 8/6/2021