The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) connects Appalachian State University to the tradition of a well-rounded education, providing instruction and research essential to the university’s mission. CAS is the largest college at Appalachian and provides the foundation for all students through general education courses. Support from alumni and friends is critical to our continued success.
Since 1985 Appalachian has been consistently ranked by university presidents across the nation as one of the top schools in the country. The reason is easy to see - in addition to its traditional college atmosphere and its four-season splendor, Appalachian boasts some of the finest teachers, scholars and programs anywhere.
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to many of these outstanding assets. The departments of the College not only prepare students in a variety of majors and career preparatory programs, but also serve as the liberal arts component of the University's professional schools. The following are a few examples of how your assistance impacts the lives of our students and faculty by providing support for their academic and professional goals.
Attracting and retaining outstanding students is essential for enhancing the vitality and growth of the quality of the University. Financial support in these areas help students gain valuable experience while being able to focus directly on their academic pursuits.
- undergraduate and graduate scholarships
- research assistant stipend for graduate and undergraduate students
- teaching assistant stipends for graduate students
Funds are needed to support scholars across the breadth of disciplines in the College. The following are ways your support helps students and faculty with their scholarly ambitions.
- outstanding teaching awards
- research funds
- publishing support
Extracurricular Learning Opportunities
An active faculty and student body are essential for the College to prepare students to meet the challenges of the future. Our hope is to provide students with opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom setting.
- guest lecture series
- supplies and equipment for research and laboratories
- seminars for faculty and students
- study-related travel in the U.S. and internationally
Through these areas, your support will provide quality teaching and outstanding opportunities for our students and faculty. For more about how the College of Arts and Sciences plans to develop and grow, read our Strategic Plan. For further information about investing in the College of Arts and Sciences please contact:
Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences
Boone, NC 28607