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Bachelor of Science in Geosciences Georgia State University


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Students earning the B.S. degree in Geosciences must choose one of four concentrations: Geology, Environmental Geosciences, Geography, or Urban Studies. Many career opportunities allow for practical application of geosciences in industry, consulting firms, and governmental agencies at all levels. Practical and essential applications of geology and geography include development and stewardship of water resources, both surface and subsurface; land-use planning for urban, suburban, and rural development; exploration for and development of mineral and energy resources including petroleum and other fossil fuels; and development of environmentally sound strategies for hazardous waste disposal and treatment.


Focusing on physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the surface and interior of the Earth. This concentration is recommended for students who will later pursue licensure as a Professional Geologist, which is required for supervisory work in many environmental and other fields.

Environmental Geosciences

Focusing on physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the surface of the Earth, with an emphasis on understanding, preventing, and mitigating human impacts on the environment. This concentration is also suitable for future Professional Geologists, but may also have broader appeal to other students.


Focusing on the interdisciplinary study of the human and physical world. As the Association of American Geographers describes, human geography examines “spatial aspects of human existence,” while physical geography examines patterns of climates, landforms, vegetation, soils, and water.

Urban Studies

Focusing on interdisciplinary study of the unique environmental and human challenges and solutions in urban settings and communities using one or more methods from geosciences and other fields such as social sciences.

Career Opportunities

The B.S. Degree is designed for careers in:

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Energy Industry (coal, oil, natural gas)
  • Mining
  • Careers as a Licensed Professional Geologist
  • Water Resources
  • GIS Technologies
  • Planning Industry
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit sector
  • Graduate School

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Geosciences.

Full Time (Minimum of 120 semester hours)

Tuition fees

$21,843.00 (16,60,946) per year


14 Jan, 26 Aug


Georgia State University

Atlanta Campus,

33 Gilmer Street SE,



30303, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have the following:

Graduation from a U.S. high school

Completion of an approved University System of Georgia (USG) campus-based ESL program of study

Proof of degree completion inside or outside the U.S. where English is the official language of academic instruction

Students must have completed equivalent of English with a grade of C or better, at an accredited U.S. institution

Minimum scores on one of the following approved English proficiency tests:

TOEFL (Paper) – Test of English as a Foreign Language - 523; TOEFL (Internet) – Test of English as a Foreign Language - 69; IELTS – International English Language Testing System - 6; PTE – Pearson Test of English Academic - 58; SAT Critical Reading Score - 430; ACT English Score - 17; EIKEN - Pre-1; MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) - 77; Cambridge English Scale Score - 169 (CPE=180); Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE & “O” Level “English” exams “D” or better; UK GCSE “English” exam “C” or better; UK GCE A-Level “English” exam “C” or better; EdExcel International A-Levels and EGCSE English exams “D” or better

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