Geology majors have the advantage of working with one another and the faculty in one of the smallest departments at Appalachian State University. The close personal contact between faculty, students, and staff provides opportunities for independent research and a feeling of belonging to a tightly knit group. Special privileges, such as keys to a variety of labs and study areas and student lockers are among the benefits of our small program.
The Geology faculty have very high standards for their own and their students' performance. Students who elect to do Independent Research have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Rewarding careers and success in Appalachian's Geology programs come to those who are hard working, conscientious, learn from their mistakes, and get involved in the life of the department.
What's your excuse for not being a geology major?
Everything you need to know is right here, including scholarship information and how to apply to Appalachian.
We have numerous concentrations within our degree program:
Geology with Concentrations
Minor in Geology
A minor in Geology will consist of at least 17 semester hours of geology. Courses must include Introduction to Physical Geology (GLY 1101) and Evolution of the Earth (GLY 2250). Five of the 17 semester hours must include geology courses at the 2000-level or above (excluding GLY 3520).
One of the benefits of majoring in Geology at Appalachian is the opportunity to conduct independent research with one or more faculty members in the department.
The Student Handbook [PDF - 1.2M] includes information on Academic Courses and Requirements, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Field Camp, and much more.
Links for Introductory and Gen Ed Students
- Answersphere Tutoring Sessions
- List of Introductory Geology Courses for General Education
- General Education Checksheets
Links for Current Students and Advisors
- List of courses in the Geology Major
- Pre-requisite chart for Geology courses [PDF]
- Geology Student Handbook [PDF]
- Scholarships and Funding Opportunities
- Degree Program Checksheets
Research and Facilities
- Faculty and Staff
- Research Programs
- Facilities and Instruments
- McKinney Teaching Museum
- Geology Department Van Schedule
Field Trip Information
Department of Geology
033 Rankin Science West
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
Department of Geology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32067
Boone, NC 28608-2067
Dr. Bill Anderson