The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to 16 academic departments, one academic program, two centers and one residential college spanning the humanities and the social, mathematical and natural sciences. The college is dedicated to providing instruction and research essential to the University's mission and seeks to cultivate the habits of inquiry, learning and service among all its constituents.

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(Left to right) Students Daniel Frye, Ashely Tauscher, Annah Seaford, Brian Bauk, Darby Adams, Amber Layfield, Travian Smith, Aaron Pura on the Department of Government and Justice Studies “Justice in D.C.” Study Away trip in summer 2019. Photo submitted by Aaron Pura.

App State’s Department of Government and Justice Studies immerses students in the political world on summer D.C. experiences

In summer 2019, students traveled to Washington, D.C. with the Department of Government and Justice Studies to get an up-close view of U.S. politics a...

“Radiant”  Valerie Daratony ’19, of Four Oaks, a graduate student in Appalachian’s romance languages program with a concentration in Spanish K–12 teaching  Runner-up, student category  This photo, taken on the island of Ko Samet, one of the eastern seaboard islands of Thailand, captures a local beach performer mid-fire show.  “I chose to attend Appalachian over other universities because of how friendly everyone is here. The atmosphere is so welcoming. I experienced that same feeling with people I encounter

15 countries, 6 continents — go globe-trotting with ‘Mountaineers Abroad’

From the Sahara Desert of Morocco to the rooftops of Venice, Italy, photos from “Mountaineers Abroad” — the theme of Appalachian State Universit...

Dr. Dana E. Powell, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of $5,000 in grant funding from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for her project “States of Matter: Water’s Sovereignties and Subjectivities in the Navajo Nation.” Photo submitted.

American Council of Learned Societies funds App State anthropological research of Navajo Nation

Dr. Dana E. Powell, associate professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of $5,000 in grant fundi...

Double Wood Farm scholarship winner Ashley Thomasson, center, celebrates after placing the winning disc in the Connect 4 board. Thomasson received a scholarship for one free year of tuition and runner-up Taylor Houston, pictured third from left, received a scholarship for a meal plan credit. Photo by Troy Tuttle  By Megan Bruffy

Double Wood Farm scholarships recognize App State students for academic excellence, service to the community

Two Appalachian State University students received scholarships for academic excellence and service to the community during halftime of the Appalachia...

Appalachian senior Anna Biache at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she presented research on Latina deportation trends at the 2019 conference of the Association of Humanist Sociology. Biache, of Alexandria, Virginia, is majoring in sociology. Photo submitted

App State student presents Latina deportation research at national conference

An investigation of 2015–18 United States Border Patrol data performed by Appalachian State University senior Anna Biache, in collaboration with uni...

App State grad applies psychology degree to help youth through the Peace Corps

App State grad applies psychology degree to help youth through the Peace Corps

 Recent Appalachian State University graduate Andrés Rosa ’19 is serving in the Peace Corps, applying what he learned and experienced at ...

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