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Did you find something that puzzled you in your backyard or on top of a mountain? Do you have a mineral that you can't identify? We will do our best to answer any geological question.

What is Geology?

What is Geology?

Geology is about more than just rocks.

Boone, NC

We have expertise in all fields of earth science.

Click on our each of our research programs below to see what we do!

Water Resources and Environmental Geology

Why Study Geology at Appalachian?

The Appalachian State University Geology program provides students with a solid foundation on which to build a successful career in the geosciences.

Because we have no graduate program, we can focus entirely on high quality instruction and provide numerous undergraduate research opportunities. The department offers both a BA and BS in Geology, with the option of concentrating in Paleontology, Environmental Geology, Quantitative Geoscience, or Geoscience Education.

We have been successful in establishing a program that is arguably among the best Bachelor degree programs in geology available in the Southeastern United States. For more information, click here.

Geology Department Newsletter

News

Congratulations to Dr. Johnny Waters, who has been selected the Honors College Faculty Member of the Year in the Appalachian State University Honors College!    read more
Laura Heinen’s passion for environmental research has garnered attention from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The sophomore geology major at Appalachian State University has received a NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship for the...
Geology majors Oliver Burns and Jared Voris have won awards for an outstanding research posters at the 17th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors held April 10, 2014.   Oliver's research, "Paleoenvironmental...
Cameron Batchelor of Raleigh, a junior geology major at Appalachian State University, has been awarded a $2,000 Youth Activity Grant from the Explorer’s Club in New York City to conduct fieldwork in Mongolia this summer.   read more (...
Stream restoration projects have become a multibillion dollar industry. But do the projects always yield the desired results or can they create a false image of stream and landscape protection?  Dr. Bill Anderson and Dr. Kristan Cockerill...
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Upcoming Events

May 9
Department of Geology Graduation Ceremony
IG Greer Auditorium, 7-9 pm

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Contact

Physical Address
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Postal Address
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067

Phone: 828-262-3049
Fax: 828-262-6503

Chairperson:
Dr. Bill Anderson
andersonwp@appstate.edu

Ask-A-Geologist:
Anthony Love
loveab@appstate.edu

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