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School of Earth, Environment, and Sustainability

Forge a Sustainable Future

At Georgia Southern University’s School of Earth, Environment, and Sustainability (SEES), you’ll find a diverse array of programs focusing on geology, geography, environmental science and sustainability. SEES is unique in offering Georgia’s only undergraduate sustainability degree, preparing students to address critical environmental challenges. Whether it’s exploring biodiversity, human health, biofuel production, or water resources, SEES equips you with the knowledge to innovate for a better future.

Explore Geology, Geography, Sustainability and Environmental Sciences

Choose from a wide array of degree programs in geology, geography and environmental sciences, each tailored to meet your unique interests and career goals.

Degree Programs

Community Engagement

Students are encouraged to get involved in our many community-based projects throughout the duration of their studies.

Program Expansion

The James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science and the Department of Geology and Geography combined significantly expanding education and research opportunities.

Diverse Career Options

Our programs prepare students for careers throughout government, nonprofit, industrial, and educational sectors.

Navigating Success in Earth and Environmental Sciences


Average Salary

Graduates in Geosciences from Georgia Southern University enter varied roles like field geologists, GIS analysts, and urban planners, with an average salary of $73,164 with employers like Terracon, US Army, and Walt Disney World. 

In Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, career opportunities are endless and dynamic, ranging from meteorology to environmental law to natural resource management.  These programs pave the way to diverse and rewarding careers where you can have a positive impact., 2024

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Making a difference in the coastal plain and beyond.

The Earth is a fascinating place. It’s not perfectly round,  gravity isn’t uniform in every place on the planet and the length of a day increases about 1.7 milliseconds every century. But our planet is also facing some serious environmental challenges, such as pollution and deforestation. That’s why it’s more important than ever to study Earth science and sustainability.

Welcome to the School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability (SEES) at Georgia Southern University. We’re dedicated to the study of geosciences and home to the James H. Oliver, Jr., Institute for Coastal Plain Science. We’re committed to cutting-edge research, education and outreach initiatives that will help us create a sustainable and resilient future for the coastal plain region and beyond.

If you’re passionate about making a difference in the world, SEES is the place for you. We offer a variety of degree programs that will prepare you for a career in environmental science, sustainability or a related field. We also have a strong commitment to outreach, and we encourage our students to get involved in our community-based projects.

We invite you to learn more about SEES and how you can be a part of our transformative efforts. Together, we can make a difference for our planet and all its inhabitants.

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