Honors Program

Honors Program in Geology

Admission to the honors program in the Department of Geology requires completion of GLY 2250 (Evolution of the Earth lecture and lab) and a minimum grade-point average, both overall and in the major, of 3.40.

To graduate with "honors in geology," a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.45, overall and in geology, and must take a total of nine semester hours of geology with honors at the 2000 level or above with a grade of "B" or better in each course.

The required honors thesis in geology is the three-credit course GLY 4510 (Senior Honors Thesis). The Geology Honors Thesis must be approved by two readers, with the thesis director from the Department of Geology, in order to graduate with honors in geology.

Note that graduating with Honors in Geology is not the same as graduating with University Honors, which requires completion of specific coursework through the University Honors Program.

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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

Department Email Address
earth_env_sci@appstate.edu

Chairperson:
Dr. Bill Anderson
andersonwp@appstate.edu

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

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