What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

4 years

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.

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Geosciences, Environmental Geosciences, B.S.

The Environmental Geosciences concentration focuses on the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the surface of the Earth, with an emphasis on understanding, preventing and mitigating human impacts on the environment.

The Department of Geosciences includes a diverse faculty of scholars from the disciplines of geography, geology and hydrology. Research clusters in the department investigate pressing urban environmental issues, including water, from water governance to water quality and quantity, climate change and quantity, geochemical processes, and geographic information systems and informatics.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status, but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

For more details, see the course catalog.

The department offers two endowed scholarships for undergraduate majors: the Ernest Fritz Memorial Field Camp Endowment and the David E. Ogren Memorial Endowed Scholarship.

For general tuition information, check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Training includes a focus on key environmental issues, physical landscapes and natural resources, human-environmental interactions, and how to address the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Description

Careers

The B.S. degree can prepare you for a future in:

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Energy Industry (Coal, Oil, Natural Gas)
  • Mining
  • Careers as a Licensed Professional Geologist
  • Water Resources
  • GIS Technologies
  • Planning Industry
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit Sector
  • Graduate School

More information on what Geographers can do can be found on the American Geosciences Institute’s website.

Contacts

Department of Geosciences
Langdale Hall, Suite 730
38 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: 404-413-5750
Fax: 404-413-5768
Email: geosciences@gsu.edu

Mailing address:
Department of Geosciences
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302

25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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