Mission & Structure


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. 

We are committed to

  • recruiting, supporting and retaining high quality and diverse faculty in order to produce the highest levels of instruction and scholarship
  • attracting, educating and graduating outstanding students
  • developing 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.


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 Organizational Chart (1 MB, PDF)