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.

College News

Dr. Michael Madritch, dean of the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences

In the News: Dean Michael Madritch named to UNC System's Executive Leadership Institute

RALEIGH, NC – The University of North Carolina System has named a group of 33 participants to the fifth cohort of the System’s Executive Leadershi...

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences and a National Geographic Explorer

Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce featured in documentary about ancient footprints in Tanzania

BOONE, N.C. — Research directed by Dr. Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, professor and chair in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and En...

Appalachian Senior Programs (ASP)

Appalachian Senior Programs raises funding to assist children and seniors in the High Country

BOONE, N.C. — For over two decades, Appalachian State University's Department of Sociology has sponsored Appalachian Senior Programs (ASP). ASP prov...

The 22nd Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium, supported by the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium Endowment and the local Jewish community, will be held July 11-17, 2024, on Appalachian State University's Boone campus.

App State's Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies holds 22nd Annual Rosen Symposium July 11-17

The 22nd Annual Martin and Doris Rosen Symposium, supported by the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Martin and Do...

Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, conducts fieldwork on the Athabasca Glacier in Alberta, Canada in 2022. Photo by Zach Montes (Orjin Media)

Dr. William Armstrong receives NSF RUI award to study glacial change

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. William Armstrong, assistant professor in Appalachian State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, is t...

Dr. Daniel Caton, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University

In the News: Dr. Daniel Caton discusses the Brown Mountain Lights [faculty featured]

Amidst the majestic peaks of Brown Mountain in North Carolina lies a phenomenon that defies explanation. Join Dan Caton, an astronomer and astrop...

Faculty & Staff Awards

Faculty & Staff Awards

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes several members of the faculty and staff for outstanding service, teaching or scholarly work. The 2024 nomination form will open on August 12, 2024 and close on August 30, 2024.

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.