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Our Mission

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).

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.

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Latest News

Journal of Geographical Research publication entitled: "The Use of Airborne LiDAR in Assessing Coastal Erosion in the Southeastern USA"
Journal of Structural Geology publication entitled: Structural relationships in and around the Rheasilvia basin on Vesta
JGR Planets publication entitles: "Large-Scale Troughs on Asteroid 4 Vesta Accommodate Opening-Mode Displacement."

Upcoming Events

Charles R. Livingston,

Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom
Dr. Lukas Baumgartner,

Geology Colloquium - GG Building 200A or via Zoom
Dr. Glenn Gaetani,

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

 

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

 

Cañon City Field School

 

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

 

Our Graduate Program

Graduate students assort samples during Kamchatka Geology research.
Undergraduate student Carri A. Jones groups samples from Kamchatka geological research project.

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. Learn more about our current program or click here for application and funding information.

Graduate Spotlight

PhD Student/WIP Teaching Assistant

Working with Dr. Milewski, I'm interested in how changes in channel flow impact groundwater quantity and quality in semi-arid regions. If you have any questions about being a graduate student in the department, shoot me an email!