About the College

The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to 17 academic departments, 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.

Vet tech program FAQ

Vet tech program FAQ

App State and Banfield Pet Hospital® have announced a partnership - find the answers to frequently asked questions about the new Vet Tech program.

New Department

New Department

The Department of Rural Resilience and Innovation serves as a hub for those working on scholarship, teaching and service with rural community partners.

College News

Dr. Denton Ebel, curator at the American Museum of Natural History

Joint Colloquium Features Meteorite Curator

Monday, September 27, the seventh colloquium featuring Dr. Denton Ebel, curator at the American Museum of Natural History, will be held. The event wil...

Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) title mark

SAFE Fund Application Information

Consider applying for the College's Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund; deadline October 4, 2021.The SAFE Fund provides resources that can be ...

Dr. Patricia Johann, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science, was awarded a $510,823 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the logical foundations of computer science. Photo submitted

App State’s Dr. Patricia Johann researches logics used in software programming

Dr. Patricia Johann was awarded a $510,823 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the logical foundations of computer sci...

Dr. Christine Ogilvie Hendren is the director of Appalachian State University’s Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor of geological and environmental sciences. Photo by Chase Reynolds

App State joins NSF research effort to reduce phosphorus dependence, losses

Phosphorus is an essential element and a critical nutrient in global food systems, where it is used in fertilizers to improve crop yields. But “the ...

Caption: SAFE student recipient Charles Fennell, Psychology. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Charles Fennell ’20, Psychology

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Charles Fennell ’20, PsychologyCharles Fennell was an undergraduate student from Charlotte, N.C.Student and Faculty Ex...

As a client services advocate at OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) in Boone, Appalachian State University alumna Carter Blue ’20 said she enjoys the variety in her job, which includes engaging in crisis support services with clients, serving at the OASIS housing shelter, acting as a medical advocate for sexual assault victims and connecting people to other agencies and resources. Photo submitted

App State alumna Carter Blue ’20 — a champion for survivors of violence

As a senior at Appalachian State University, Carter Blue ’20 delved into intimate partner violence in her senior thesis. Now, she is a champion for ...

Fall Color Guy

Fall Color Guy

Biologist Dr. Howard Neufeld, Appalachian State University’s “Fall Color Guy” reports on the fall leaf color development each year.