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A bird's eye view of Geology faculty, staff and students stand on the quad. Taken by Melanie Callihan with an unmanned aerial system (UAS).
A bird's eye view of Geology faculty, staff and students on the quad. The photo was taken by Melanie Callihan with an unmanned aerial system (UAS).

Our Mission

The Department of Geology provides the highest-quality teaching and research opportunities to the people of the State of Georgia, the scientific community, and the world. Our goal is to educate undergraduate and graduate students, businesses, government, and the public through excellence in teaching, research, and service. We emphasize studies in Crust and Mantle Dynamics, Earth Systems History, Environmental Geosciences, and Geoarchaeology. In these areas, we pursue the understanding of geological processes, the optimal use of earth resources, and the reconstruction of earth's history to illuminate its future.

Prospective Students

Our Program

The Department of Geology offers graduate degrees at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Our departmental research interests are wide-ranging and include these research areas. Our faculty and students are engaged in research in diverse settings, including Italy, Kamchatka, the Bahamas, the Antilles, the Cordillera, as well as in the southeast. 

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The Geology Department offers a broad curriculum that prepares students for more advanced graduate study in geosciences and for employment immediately after graduation. Learn more about our current program.

Prospective Graduate Students

The Department of Geology offers graduate degrees at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Our departmental research interests are wide-ranging and include these research areas. Learn more about our current program or click here for application and funding information.

 

 

Featured Content

Latest News

Georgia Partnerships for Essential Minerals (GEMs) Workshop: Paving the Way for Critical Mineral Production
Congratulations to Hampton Hotard who just accepted a position as the Biscayne Bay Commission Coordinator in Miami, Florida!
Georgia Essential Minerals (GEMS) Workshop - Sponsored by: University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology

Upcoming Events

Ian Bourg, Princeton University (Hosted by Charlotte Garing)

Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom
Dr. Amy Williams, Department of Geological Sciences University of Florida (Hosted by Andy Darling)

Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom
Alan Fryar, University of Kentucky (Hosted by Srimanti Duttagupta)

Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom

Your gift helps to fund research, travel, and field experience for students and faculty.

UGA Interdisciplinary Field Program

IFP

Co-sponsored by the University of Georgia Geology Department, Honors Program, and Recreational Sports. The Interdisciplinary Field Program encompasses Geology, Anthropology, and Ecology in a unique and exciting "open-air" classroom that travels throughout the western United States in eight weeks. 

 

A student sits on a rock at Angel's Landing Rest Zion National Park, UT 2016. Photo by Xiao Ta. UGA Interdisciplinary Field Program.

Cañon City Field School

FS

The Cañon City Field School is the capstone experience of our undergraduate program in geology and includes the field application of our core geology courses. Field work is concentrated in the Cañon City area, where the geology is dominated by Laramide uplift and subsequent erosion along the Rocky Mountain Front.

 

Students starting the mapping project in Cannon City, Colorado - Geology Canon City Field School.