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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3290 Department of Geosciences

730 Langdale Hall

Katherine Hankins, Chair
Christy Visaggi, Undergraduate Director

Geosciences involves the study of the social and physical dimensions of the earth, including its interior, surface, atmosphere, and people. The Department of Geosciences makes available to students training, instruction, and experiences in the fields of geology and geography. These two disciplines provide complementary perspectives on a broad range of issues dealing with natural landscapes at all spatial and temporal scales, human-environment interactions, geospatial analysis, including Geographic Information Systems, and the social and physical dynamics of urban life.

The Department of Geosciences offers the B.A. degree in Geosciences with a concentration in either Geography or Urban Studies; and the B.S. degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Geology, Environmental Geosciences, Geography, or Urban Studies. In addition, the department offers undergraduate certificates in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), water science, and sustainability, which are open to students from all majors at the university. These certificates complement the expertise students develop in the B.A./B.S. degrees in Geosciences and in other departments.

Honors College

The Department of Geosciences encourages qualified students to participate in the Georgia State Honors College. Please contact the Undergraduate Director for more details on the Honors College experience in our department including course offerings, research opportunities, and theses.


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      Environmental StudiesGeographyGeology