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.

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.

NEW Vet tech program

NEW Vet tech program

App State and Banfield Pet Hospital® have announced a partnership - find more information and answers to frequently asked questions about the new Veterinary Technology program.

College News

Picture of the 2022 JHP Student Research Prize and Travel Research Grants for Israel awards ceremony. Photo submitted.

Recipients of the 2022 JHP Student Research Prize and Travel Research Grants for Israel Announced

At the end of another challenging academic year marked by the ongoing pandemic and a devastating war in Europe, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and ...

Elizabeth Perego, assistant professor, Department of History. Photo submitted.

National Endowment for the Humanities Provides Funds for University Research

Elizabeth Perego, assistant professor, Department of History has been named one recipient of funds distributed by the National Endowment for the Human...

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies, Department of History. Photo by University Communications.

Resisting Persecution: Jews and Their Petitions during the Holocaust

Thomas Pegelow Kaplan, Levine Distinguished Professor of Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies, Department of History, has recently published a new arti...

The four App State recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2022–23. Pictured, from left to right, are alumna Payton Blaney ’22, of Reidsville; alumnus Henry Campbell ’21, of Winston-Salem; alumna Ilya Wang ’20, of Rockwell and Taichung, Taiwan; and alumnus Andrew Williard ’22, of Winston-Salem. Photos by Chase Reynold

4 App State alumni awarded 2022–23 Fulbrights to teach or research abroad

Appalachian State University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (NCS), a division of University College, announces four ...

Students reading on campus. Photo by University Communications.

English Department Hosts Inaugural Summer Institute for Teaching Writing

English Department Hosts Inaugural Summer Institute for Teaching Writing Drs. Clarice Moran and Peaches Hash, both faculty in the Department of E...

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in App State’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a successful return expedition to Mount Everest in April and May, coordinating the maintenance of weather stations at the top of the world. The expedition built upon the record-breaking National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition in 2019. Photo by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa/National Geographic

A return to Everest: App State’s Dr. Baker Perry leads climate science expedition to the world’s highest mountain

Dr. Baker Perry, National Geographic Explorer and professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Geography and Planning, led a succe...