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

Students studying in the Solarium at Appalachian State University.

Spring 2024 Dean's and Chancellor's Lists released

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University has released the Dean’s and Chancellor’s lists for the spring 2024 semester.736 students in the Colle...

An App State graduate waves to family and friends after walking across the stage at the Spring 2024 Commencement for App State’s College of Arts and Sciences on May 11. Photo by Kyla Willoughby

Over 4,000 App State grads set to innovate, embrace new challenges and better their communities

BOONE, N.C. — Thousands of graduates, each with their own unique stories, crossed the stage at Appalachian State University’s Spring 2024 Commence...

Mia Altieri (upper left), Jesse Barber '22 (upper middle), Thom Dickson '22 (upper right), Tanner Landolt (lower left), Kristen Lysne '13 (lower middle) and Tucker Seifert (lower right) were inducted into the Spring 2024 Cratis D. Williams Society.

Spring 2024 Cratis D. Williams Society inductees include six CAS graduates

BOONE, N.C. — In the Spring and Fall, Appalachian State University's Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies seeks nominations for the Cratis ...

Cade Tischer, a junior applied physics major from Cary, is the recipient of a 2024-25 North Carolina Space Grant. Photo submitted

Physics major Cade Tischer awarded NC Space Grant to study aerosols

BOONE, N.C. — Cade Tischer, a junior applied physics major from Cary, is the recipient of a 2024-25 North Carolina Space Grant. The funding will sup...

Dr. Judkin Browning, professor in the Appalachian State University Department of History, is the recipient of the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies' 2023-24 100 Scholars Research Award.

History's Dr. Judkin Browning receives Williams School of Graduate Studies' 100 Scholars Research Award

BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Judkin Browning, professor in the Appalachian State University Department of History, is the recipient of the Cratis D. Williams S...

Left: Khambhat, India native Vidhi Patel poses for a portrait on April 9. She is graduating with a master’s in computer science and is a discrete mathematics teacher’s assistant. After graduation she plans to stay in the U.S. with her fiance and get a job in IT. | Right: Lebanese Armenian Silva Keohulian smiles for a portrait on April 9. She is graduating with a master’s degree in mathematics this semester and plans to teach mathematics in her home country of Lebanon.

Graduating international students say farewell to Mountaineer lifestyle

On Aug. 22, 2022, Silva Keohulian packed her bags, said goodbye to her family and left her home in Lebanon to go to a place she had never heard of bef...

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.