The College of Arts & Sciences at Appalachian State University is home to 16 academic departments, three academic programs, two centers, and one residential college spanning the humanities, social sciences, and the 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. Neva J. Specht
Mar 27, 2017

Dr. Neva J. Specht has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s College of Arts and Sciences after a national search. She begins her duties May 1.

Hi-Phi Nation
Mar 27, 2017

Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

Dr. Andrew Moravcsik, Lady Catherine Ashton and Teri Schultz for Dan German Speaker Series
Mar 24, 2017

The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

Sophorn Yang, prominent union activist and a delegate to the UN Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Mar 22, 2017

ophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and a delegate to the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

Poet Al Young will appear April 6 in the Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series at Appalachian State University. Photo by James Skulcroft
Mar 22, 2017

When Al Young was in the second grade, the venerable poet recalled recently, his teacher made him and his classmates recite poetry regularly.

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