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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Sociologist Dr. Cameron Lippard. Photo by Marie Freeman

Sociologist weighs in on immigrant family separations — including social, economic impact

Dr. Cameron Lippard in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sociology researches immigration and Latino incorporation into the American Sout...

Students walk by a fence positioned around the site of the former College Bookstore, built in 1934, at Appalachian State Teachers College (1929–1967) after its demolition in 1967. The Education Building, built in 1925, can be seen in the background. In addition to renting and selling textbooks, the College Bookstore also provided Appalachian merchandise, supplies and refreshments, while the second floor provided space for three apartments. A snack bar was added in 1955. In 1967, the building was demolished

Celebrating 50 years — Appalachian’s growth in university status and its Class of 1968

In 1968, Appalachian State University officially evolved from a teachers college into a multidisciplinary state university with three undergraduate co...


Appalachian State University announces 2018 Chancellor’s Scholars

Ten incoming first-year students at Appalachian State University have been awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Scholarship, which covers full ...

Johnna Reisner, a two-time alumna of Appalachian State University, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to teach in Poland for the 2018–19 academic year. Photo by Chase Reynolds

Two-time alumna Johnna Reisner has received a 2018–19 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award

Appalachian State University alumna Johnna Reisner ’15 ’17, a Charlotte native, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award...

aging health and society certificate

Appalachian offers updated and renamed graduate certificate in aging, health and society

Appalachian State University’s former gerontology graduate certificate has a new name — the graduate certificate in aging, health and society...

Appalachian alumna Cala Castleberry ’17 stops for a photo while serving as an archaeological technician and Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) intern in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Castleberry helped with wildfire mitigation efforts in burned areas of the park. Photo courtesy of Cala Castleberry

From mitigating wildfires to re-creating a battlefield

Anthropology majors Cala Castleberry ’17, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Hayley Wynn ’17, of Huntersville, aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty ...

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