Research in petrology and geochemistry includes: biogeochemistry, high-temperature geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, and planetary geochemistry.
Research in paleobiology at the University of Georgia specializes in paleoecology and taphonomy, particularly for protists and marine invertebrates.
The Geochemistry research group at the University of Georgia share an interest in using the distinctive crystallochemical and geochemical behaviors of elements as probes into a variety of terrestrial and extraterrestrial processes. 
Research in Geoarchaeology at the University of Georgia involves many specialty areas of Earth Science from sedimentology to shallow geophysics.
The Environmental Geosciences group maintains a strong interdisciplinary focus and is linked to scholars throughout the University of Georgia.
Research in Structural Geology and Tectonics focuses on orogenesis at active continental margins and on the dispersal pathways of tectonic terranes.
Research in sedimentary geology at the University of Georgia emphasizes the sedimentology, diagenesis, and stratigraphy of modern and ancient carbonate systems.
Research in Geophysics at the University of Georgia specializes in the use of varied imaging techniques to deduce the structure of the crust and upper mantle.
Ressearch at the University of Georgia in economic geology emphasizes the application of general geological and geochemical principles to the understanding and exploration of ore deposits.