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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geology - Earth/Environmental Science, Secondary Education Concentration, BS

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Program Code: 259*/259G
CIP Code: 40.0601

General Education Requirements (44 Hours)

GES 1101  and GES 1103  fulfill Science Inquiry in general education. MAT 1110  fulfills the Quantitative Literacy requirement.

Professional Education Requirements (21 Hours)

Not including 3 semester hours already counted in Gen Ed, above

A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each professional education course. C I 2300  & FDN 2400  are required prior to admission to Teacher Education.

*Admission to Teacher Education required.

Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA required to graduate.


  • Reading
  • English


To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program students must have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and take and satisfy testing requirements for Reading, Writing and Math areas of the PRAXIS (PPST or CBT). The PRAXIS II Area Exams are required for student teaching.

Major Requirements (52 Hours)

Not including 12 hours counted in General Education Requirements, above

2.0 major GPA is required for graduation. Major GPA calculation will include all courses taken in the major department, plus any other courses under Major Requirements. Minimum of 18 semester hours of courses taken to fulfill major requirements must be courses offered by Appalachian. Since many upper level Geology courses require GES 1101  as a prerequisite, it is highly recommended that students complete this course during their freshman year.


During the senior year, the B.S. Geology Teaching Licensure degree student must take the Praxis II subject area exam: Earth/Space Science (#0570) portion. The score should be reported to Appalachian State University.

Minor (Optional)

Electives (3 Hours)

Total Required (120 Hours)

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