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Geology

East Georgia is a great place to begin your studies in geology. You'll find:

  • Great faculty, such as Dr. Glenn Stracher, a world-renowned expert in coal fires, who regularly works withe students in his labs checking, grading and cleaning samples.
  • Spacious facilities used for both teaching and research purposes such as gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy and atomic absorption; as well as "smart" classrooms and labs equipped with LCD projectors, computers, DVDs, VCRs and ELMOs (sophisticated projection systems).
  • Challenging opportunities to learn more and to build your skills and your resume through hands-on learning and research at Okefenokee Swamps, Kaolin Companies, Graves Mountain, sinkholes and lime sinks in Georgia, as well as a volcanic field.
  • The chance to build your resume and your transfer and graduate school applications by publishing and presenting your work at regional and national meetings.
  • Involvement and experience in the field extends beyond the classroom with the College's Environmental Activists Ready to Help (EARTH) Club.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study geology transfer to complete their four-year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, seismologists, environmental consultants, scientists, or engineers who study groundwater, petroleum, volcanoes, rocks, metals, and minerals. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination!

EGSC geology students have transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Columbus State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Georgia Southern
  • University of Georgia

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hrs

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
Required: 13 Hrs
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
MATH 2012 Calculus II 4
PROB 1101 Problem Solving I 1
PROB 1102 Problem Solving II 1
Guided Elective: 4 Hrs
(Choose One)
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics 4
Carryover from Area D * 1

*NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a prerequisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I, for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the student should be encouraged to take MATH 1001, MATH 1101 or MATH 1111, in Area A, plus MATH 1113 and then MATH 1540 in Area D which results in additional hours.

Program Total: 60 Hrs

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