Student Resources

Academic Advising

First-year students are being advised by our team of professional advisors to help choose courses specific to their chosen degree path.

ACES (Aspire, Connect, Encourage, Succeed)

A mentoring program for first-generation students who are majoring in a STEM discipline. 

STEM Scholarships

Valdosta State University is proud to offer scholarships to currently enrolled STEM students, incoming freshmen, and transfer students. Scholarships are financial awards given to students who represent the high standards of Valdosta State University.

Course Opportunities 

Geol-3120 is a 3-hour course, offered during Maymester, that will take you on a grand field trip throughout the Western United States! Prerequisites are either physical geology (Geol-1121) or introduction to landforms (Geol-1113).

Careers for CoSM Students

Geoscience Majors 

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center acts as a compass to help students navigate their college careers and get a bearing on success through tutoring, advising, and on-campus job opportunities.

Here are study-tips to assist students in achieving success throughout their college careers.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad classes are offered each year and provide students with the opportunity to make connections abroad and study in interesting places while receiving academic credit. Scholarship awards, several stipends, and monetary awards are provided by various departments. 

Student Organizations and Opportunities for Participation

Numerous Organizations within the College of Science and Mathematics that are very active. All registered student organizations are housed within a digital space that we call ‘BlazerLink’.

Student Travel Awards

Student Travel Awards are available through CoSM's Stem Education Fund.  These awards provide up to $500 for students from the College of Science and Mathematics who are presenting a research paper or poster at a meeting. Further information and an application form can be downloaded here.

Undergraduate Research Programs

If you are interested in gaining research experience, ask your faculty mentor for advice or check out your department's webpage to learn about each faculty member's area of expertise, and to discover research opportunities within your department. If you have a research idea, approach a faculty member and ask if they would sponsor your research idea. Alternatively, faculty members sometimes ask students to participate in their ongoing research.

Some student researchers have even been recognized by being published in a refereed journal along with their faculty sponsor, and all students have the opportunity to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the VSU community at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event has grown tremendously and has proven popular with students and faculty. Cash prizes are awarded to student researchers selected by the judging committee.

Honors Program

The Honors Program at VSU provides unique opportunities for students to study, conduct research, and exchange ideas in a challenging and encouraging academic environment. We encourage all students who qualify for the Honors Program to join the program as early as possible.