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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program involves a broad curriculum that prepares students for employment immediately after graduation or for more advanced graduate study in the geosciences. For those students that pursue advanced degrees in geoscience, the undergraduate major prepares them for a wide range of fields, including hydrology and environmental geology, geochemistry and biogeochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology and tectonics, stratigraphy and sedimentary geology, paleontology, economic geology, geophysics, and archaeological geology.

GEOLOGY B.S. Degree Requirements - UGA Bulletin


A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall. Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses

Required Courses (33 hours)
GEOL 3010-3010L GEOL 4060/6060-4060L/6060L
GEOL 3020-3020L GEOL 4270/6270
GEOL 4010-4010L GEOL 4500/6500-4500L/6500L
GEOL 4020-4020L

Choose two courses from the following:

CRSS(GEOL) 4540/6540-4540L/6540L GEOL 4360/6360 
GEOL 4050/6050 GEOL 4510/6510
GEOL 4090/6090 GEOL 4520/6520
GEOL 4110/6110 GEOL 4530/6530-4530L/6530L 
GEOL 4130/6130 GEOL 4560/6560
GEOL 4220/6220 GEOL 4600/6600
GEOL 4300/6300 GEOL 4620/6620
GEOL 4310/6310 GEOL 4640/6640
GEOL 4320/6320  GEOL 4660/6660
GEOL 4330/6330 GEOL 4670/6670
GEOL(ANTH) 4340/6340 GEOL(ANTH) 4700/6700
GEOL 4350/6350 WASR(GEOL) 4700L/6700L
  • Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.
  • Upper division (6 hours)
  • Any level (17 hours)

(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)

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