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.

Quality Animal Care

Quality Animal Care

App State's Vet Tech program is meeting the needs of animals and veterinary professionals throughout the region.

College News

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new academic department chairs and an interim center director.

App State's College of Arts and Sciences announces new department chairs and director

Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new academic department chairs and a...

Dr. Rick Elmore, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, coedited a new book.

Dr. Rick Elmore coedits new book exploring biopolitics of punishment

BOONE, N.C. — What were Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault's perspectives on philosophical method and their political implications? How does their ...

The Appalachian State College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) announces its 2022 Outstanding Alumni award winner as Dr. Lara Souza.

CAS 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award: Dr. Lara Souza '99 '03

BOONE, N.C. — The Appalachian State College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) announces its 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award recipient as Dr. Lara Souza ...

Appalachian State University alumnus Douglas Middleton Jr. ’15 ’18 is the recipient of App State’s 2022 Young Alumni Award, which honors individuals under 40 years of age for their exceptional service to the university and accomplishments in their career.

2022 Alumni Awards: Douglas Middleton Jr. ’15 ’18 — Young Alumni Award

Appalachian State University alumnus Douglas Middleton Jr. ’15 ’18 is the recipient of App State’s 2022 Young Alumni Award, which honors individ...

Appalachian State University alumnus Mark E. Ricks ’89 is the 2022 recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes individuals who have attained extraordinary distinction and success in their career field and have demonstrated exceptional and sustained leadership in their community.

2022 Alumni Awards: Mark E. Ricks ’84 — Distinguished Alumni Award

Appalachian State University alumnus Mark E. Ricks ’89 is the 2022 recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes indi...

The 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars have been announced, with five teams of Appalachian State University faculty receiving up to $10,000 each from the Office of the Chancellor and the Division of Academic Affairs.

5 faculty teams awarded 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation grants for projects at App State

The 2022 Chancellor’s Innovation Scholars have been announced, with five teams of Appalachian State University faculty receiving up to $10,000 each ...