A Rigorous Student Experience

At Appalachian, student learning and student success come from a challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. A strong emphasis on undergraduate research, international experiences, interdisciplinary connections and measurable learning outcomes that assess student progress are at the core of Appalachian's academic activities.

Colleges and Schools

Sixteen departments span the humanities, social sciences, and the mathematical and natural sciences.

The Walker College of Business is included in Princeton Review's 2014 edition of Best Business Schools.

The college has one of the largest teacher education programs in the University of North Carolina system. It also houses programs in human development and counseling, leadership, and family and consumer science.

This college comprises the departments of Applied Design, Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, and Theatre and Dance.

The school offers more than 50 master's and certificate programs and one doctoral program – on the main campus, at off-campus locations and online.

The college positions Appalachian as the premier university for outstanding academic preparation of health and human services professionals.

The school prepares performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors, and music industry professionals.

All undergraduate students begin their education here, through the General Education Program, co-curricular programs and student support programs.

This program attracts students in the top 5 to 10 percent of their graduating high school class.


At $16.2 million. Office of Research surpasses 2019 strategic plan for external funding

BOONE—At the close of the 2016 fiscal year, Appalachian State University’s Office of Research (OR) reported receiving more than $15 million in ext...

Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will be the new chair of the Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development effective July 1

BOONE—Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will chair the Appalachian State University Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development beginning in July....

Memorial Day ceremony held at Appalachian

Appalachian State University will hold a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial on the west side of the Doug...

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris named dean of the Walker College of Business

Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named dean of Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business after a national search. She begins her ...

New deans named in two colleges at Appalachian

BOONE—Two individuals have been selected for dean positions at Appalachian State University, beginning July 1. They are Phyllis Kloda, College of Fi...

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Announcement

Dear Colleagues:Dean Anthony G. (Tony) Calamai has advised me of his intention to step down as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), effec...


Fall 2016 Faculty and Staff Meeting

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:00pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Reception immediately following. Please hold this date and time on your calendars.