Contact details for CAS & CASSH offices at this time

The College of Arts and Sciences remains dedicated to supporting the campus population. We are actively practicing social distancing, which means we remain open for business but we are limiting the number of students, faculty and staff on campus. At this time, we are currently working to provide assistance virtually or by phone. If you need to contact the Office of the Dean, please do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. via phone at (828) 262-3078 or email at For the College Advising and Support Services Hub (CASSH) Office, or (828) 262-3076.  (Updated 3/19/20)

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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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Max Martin, Geography major, Philosophy minor. Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

CAS Corps Feature of the Month: Max Martin

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 ...

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UNC System Office grant supports ‘STEM Pathway’ at App State

BOONE, N.C. — During the 2019–20 academic year, new courses offered by Appalachian State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, ...

Thanatotheristes degrootorum was a predator at the top of its food chain that lived approximately 79.5 million years ago and is Canada’s oldest known tyrannosaur. It was identified as a new species by Appalachian alumnus Jared Voris ’16, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Illustration by Julius Csotonyi

App State alumnus identifies a new tyrannosaur species

BOONE, N.C. — Jared Voris ’16 had his hands on a ferocious beast — and lived to tell about it. In fact, this Appalachian State University alumnu...

Meredith Hooks ’00,’02 B.A. History, M.A. Political Science from Greensboro, N.C. Photo submitted.

Then and Now: Alumna Meredith Hooks

Meredith Hooks ’00,’02B.A. History, M.A. Political Science Greensboro, N.C. THEN:Hooks experiences at Appalachian prepared her for her r...

Appalachian alumnus Jalyn Howard ’17, of Chapel Hill, earned a B.S. in health care management, with minors in general business and philosophy. Now he is pursuing his M.S. in health care management at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Photo submitted

Alumnus applies a different philosophy to health care management

BOONE, N.C. — Jalyn Howard ’17, of Chapel Hill, is in the business of providing free health care to uninsured or underinsured patients with chroni...

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App State announces Spring 2020 Commencement will be virtual

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s Chancellor Sheri Everts announced today the university’s Spring 2020 Commencement will be held virt...

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