Mission Statement

As a model twenty-first century, nationally recognized core college, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Appalachian State University combines the best characteristics of liberal arts and research institutions in both its teaching and scholarship.  In doing so, the college is committed to recruiting, supporting and retaining high quality and diverse faculty in order to produce the highest levels of instruction and scholarship, and to attract, educate and graduate outstanding students.  The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location.  Our value lies not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of our students as world citizens.