Department Chair: Stephen J. Underwood
The Geology Program at Georgia Southern University supports the University Mission of bridging theory with practice by providing students with an understanding of the variety and complexity of the Earth’s geologic and environmental systems and their interactions. The Program’s purpose is to provide specialized undergraduate curricula leading to BS and BA degrees. Coursework, laboratory experimentation, and research-based field work is expected of all students in the Program. College and University standards are followed to ensure a student-centered learning experience. The BS degree is designed to train those students who will pursue advanced studies or careers in field-based geology by developing critical thinking through a capstone thesis project. The BA degree is designed to train those students who desire a career in economic geology, government positions, and professional consulting. The Geology Program embraces the University’s mission to develop a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement and enable a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.