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

Appalachian State University’s new Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology will prepare students for meaningful employment in the growing veterinary medical profession and lead to career advancement opportunities for those already working in the field.

App State to offer online veterinary technology degree beginning in August

Appalachian State University received approval from the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors on Jan. 20 to offer a Bachelor of Scien...

Honors College senior Abby Bennett. Photo submitted.

Abby Bennet awarded Garrett Scholarship in support of Moringa oleifera thesis research

Honors College senior Abby Bennett has been awarded the 2021-22 George Williams Garrett Memorial Scholarship. Abby majors in chemistry with a min...

Tatum Schwartz, recipient of the Ann Louise Page Scholarship.

Student scholarship aids research in dance as therapy for victims

The Department of Sociology has awarded the inaugural Ann Louise Page Scholarship for Undergraduate Research Excellence in Sociology to Tatum Schwartz...

Photograph of Wataugan students in 1973. Photo submitted.

Watauga College Records Collection Added!

The Watauga Residential College records (UA 09.12) were recently processed and are available for research in the Special Collections Researc...

Dr. Micheal Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael Opata

SAFE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Michael OpataDr. Michael Opata, assistant professor, Department of BiologyStudent and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) fund recip...

Triassic Trip 2008, including Anna A. Littlefield. This image shows students measuring the thickness of the layers of rock exposed in the Blue Hills near St. Johns, Arizona. This allowed the participants to put the fossils in stratigraphic order and compare them to other localities, such as Petrified Forest National Park. Photo by Kristan Cockerill.

252 million years ago, four alumni, one road trip and a cause

How a field experience created a lasting bond for App State alumsAt Appalachian State University our faculty support students to be successful in thei...

Persevering during the time of COVID-19