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.

College News

Erika Hernandez '23

SAFE Student Spotlight: Erika Hernandez '23

Erika Hernandez '23Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund Recipient: Spring 2023Project: "Watauga County Spring BioBlitz: Raising Awareness of Loc...

Dr. Angela Esco Elder, Associate Professor of History at Converse College

April 11: "Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss" with Dr. Angela Esco Elder

"Love and Duty: Confederate Widows and the Emotional Politics of Loss"with Dr. Angela Esco Elder, Associate Professor of History at Converse CollegeTh...

CAS Corps member Samantha Brakefield is a junior criminal justice major from Monroe. Photo by Lauren Gibbs.

CAS Corps Feature: Samantha Brakefield

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Corps are chosen to serve as representatives to all constituents of CAS and to create, promote and execute oppo...

The 47th Annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, for the first time from March 7 through 9, 2024. The theme of this year's conference is “Beloved Community: Pride in Identity, Culture and Geography.”

The Appalachian Studies Program Prepares for the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference

BOONE, N.C. — The 47th Annual Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) Conference will be held on the campus of Western Carolina University, ...

Tommy Guy '07

A Pathway to Perspective: Tommy Guy '07

Learning to approach problems from an interdisciplinary perspective has long been one of the defining characteristics of an App State education. Tommy...

Four award-winning authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this spring as part of the university’s 2023–24 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series.

4 Acclaimed Authors to Visit App State for Spring 2024 Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series

BOONE, N.C. — Four award-winning authors will visit Appalachian State University’s Boone campus this spring as part of the university’s 2023–2...

Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

The Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate and graduate experience. Visit this page to learn more about this award, how to apply and current recipients.