May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology, B.A.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Electives Credit Hours: 11-20

Must include at least 5 credit hours of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework

Foreign Language (2002 Level) Credit Hours: 0-9

Completion through 2002-level Foreign Language 1

Minor: Must be approved by advisor Credit Hours: 15

Select 15 credit hours of Minor coursework

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 May be satisfied by a secondary school background showing four (4) years or more of preparation in a single language

Program Requirements

  • Geology majors must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA across all Geology coursework (any course with GEOL prefix).

Honors in Geology

Students majoring in Geology (BS or BA) may pursue an Honors in Geology program. Students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 after 45 credit hours of coursework and approval of Geology and Geography faculty to commence the Honors program.

To graduate with Honors in Geology, a student must:

  • Be admitted to the Honor College;
  • Complete Senior Thesis Research II (GEOL 4831 ) with a grade of B or higher;
  • Complete Introduction to Research (GEOL 4120 ) (with a grade of B or higher), Senior Thesis Research I (GEOL 4830 ), and Senior Thesis Research II (GEOL 4831 ) for a total of 8 credit hours;
  • Successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • Be in good standing in the Honor College at the time of graduation.


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit Academic Advisement .