Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Welcome! Greetings from the Chair 


We are the gateway major to a wide range of careers; check out our page about our alumni to see where our graduates have gone on to do amazing things. 

Our faculty have diverse interests in teaching and research. With 100 majors and minors and 15 faculty, we are able to offer a wide selection of courses while providing experiential learning opportunties for students. 

The department is also host of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History, the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium, the Lowcountry Hazards Center, the South Carolina Earthquake Education and Preparedness Program (SCEEP), Project Oceanica, and the Santee Cooper Geographical Information Systems Lab.

Our mission is to serve the College of Charleston student body and greater community by providing a superior education in the geosciences while engaging in world-class research. Please contact me or stop by to learn more about our programs.

Tim Callahan

About the Department 

The Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences offers a geology major, a geology minor, and a broad array of topical and interdisciplinary elective courses in the geosciences. Students who complete a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in geology can take a variety of class options that will prepare them for a wide variety of potential career opportunities; such as, environmental geological consulting or regulation, state and federal geological surveysenergy resources, mineral resources, marine geology, space science, hazards investigation, and land-use planning as well as preparation for graduate education in many disciplines. Although primarily undergraduate in nature, the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences also provides graduate level courses, and participates in the Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies program and the M.Ed. for Science Teachers.

Check out the Guide to Becoming a Major or Minor Here. If you have any questions about the department or classes, Contact Us (by phone, email, or dropping by). We are in room 224 of the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building at 202 Calhoun Street. 

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