Independent Research

Students in the Geology Department at Appalachian State are fortunate to have numerous opportunities to engage in faculty-led research in a variety of earth science fields:

Note to international applicants: the Geology Department at Appalachian State University is an undergraduate degree granting department only, and therefore we do not have opportunities for MS or PhD students.

Appalachian Geology students typically work alongside faculty both in the field (ranging from field sites on campus to sites literally on the other side of the world) as well as doing more computational/modeling/experimental/microscopy work in the lab.

Students are involved with independent research either for wages (through external grants of individual faculty members), through departmental Undergraduate Research Assistantships, or for independent study or senior thesis credit (GLY 2500, GLY 3500, GLY4501, GLY4510) for 1-3 credits per semester.

Necessary Forms for Independent Study credits:

College of Arts and Sciences Independent Study Contract

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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

Dr. Bill Anderson

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