In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Geosciences has the following admission requirements for the Geology concentration:
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s potential for graduate work in geology.
- A statement of educational or career goals.
- A bachelor’s degree in geology or other physical science or engineering. Students with a B.S. degree in fields other than geology are also welcome but are expected to take the Foundational courses listed below.
- Foundation coursework (0-46 hours).
These courses are assigned as part of the admission process. They can be exempted if equivalent work has been completed with grades of C or higher. Note: Field Geology requirement may be satisfied by presenting evidence of supervised field work in Geology performed at the upper-division undergraduate level. Graduate students who are required to take the Geology Foundation courses should take them at the graduate level (i.e., 6000 and higher) if available.
- Geology (0-26 hours)
- Geol 1121K Introductory Geosciences I (4)
- Geol 1222K Introductory Geosciences II (4)
- Geol 3002 Introduction to Earth Materials (4)
- Geol 4006 Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy (4)
- Geol 4013 Structural Geology (4)
- Geol 4120 Basic Field Geology (3) and
- Geol 4121 Advanced Field Geology (3)
- Allied Disciplines (0-20 hours)
- Calculus: Math 2211 (4) and Math 2212 (4)
- Physics: Phys 1111K (4) or Phys 2211K (4)
- Chemistry: Chem 1211K (4) and Chem 1212K (4)
Review the general requirements for applying to Graduate School at Georgia State.