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.

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.

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 Veterinary Technology program.

College News

Bread & Puppet Free Cantastoria Workshop for Appalachian Community event poster. Graphic submitted.

Bread & Puppet is Coming: Free Cantastoria Workshop for Appalachian Community

Bread & Puppet is Coming: Free Cantastoria Workshop for Appalachian CommunityWednesday, Oct. 27, 202110 a.m. - 12 p.m.and7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Brea...

Bread & Puppet: Free Performance of Our Domestic Resurrection Circus event poster. Graphic submitted.

Bread & Puppet is Coming: Free Performance of Our Domestic Resurrection Circus

Bread & Puppet is Coming: Free Performance of Our Domestic Resurrection CircusThursday, Oct. 28, 20217 p.m.As the highlight of its short-time resi...

SAFE student recipient Andrew Taylor, Psychology. Photo submitted.

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Andrew Taylor, Psychology

SAFE Grant Student Spotlight: Andrew Taylor, PsychologyAndrew Taylor is a graduate student from Faison, N.C.Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund...

Alumnus Ahmar Gordon

Teamwork translated from the classroom to the real world for alumnus Ahmar Gordon

 Ahmar Gordon ’16 majored in computer science and was a part of the Appalachian High Achievers in STEM program (S-STEM) program while at Appala...

Left to right: Monique Eckerd, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Michael Dale, Interdisciplinary Studies; Dr. Marc Kissel, Anthropology; Joseph Bathanti, Interdisciplinary Studies/English; Dr. Tammy Wahpeconiah, English; Dr. Amanda Howell, Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences; Dr. Deborah Crocker, Mathematical Sciences; Dr. Kara Dempsey, Geography and Planning; Rick Elmore, Philosophy and Religion and Dr. Amy Dellinger Page, Sociology. Not pictured: Dr. Martha McCaughey, Sociology; Dr. Kyle Stevens, English;

CAS Faculty and Staff Award Recipients 2020-21

Each year, Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, ...

Tanner McMinn, Chemistry major, CAS Corps 2021-22 member. Photo submitted.

CAS Corps Feature: Tanner McMinn

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

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.