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.

Academic Affairs is responsible for student learning and success, including oversight of the university’s challenging academic curriculum, active classroom environments, and close collaboration between faculty members and students on scholarly activities. Academic Affairs encompasses the degree-granting colleges and 12 other units that support the innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative academic experience for which Appalachian is known. Find out more about how Appalachian prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all https://www.appstate.edu/about/.

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.


App State researchers scale Mount Everest to conduct climate research as part of National Geographic expedition

Dr. Baker Perry and Dr. Anton Seimon were part of a multidisciplinary expedition that installed the world’s two highest weather stations (at 8,430 m...

Health care in a rural setting

An NCAHEC-funded partnership with Ashe Memorial Hospital is providing Appalachian nursing students with on-site, clinical experience in providing basi...

UNC Board of Governors Names 2019 Awards for Excellence in Teaching Recipients

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected 17 outstanding University faculty members to receive the 2019 Awa...

Appalachian ties for top producer of Fulbright Scholars among master’s institutions

With four Fulbright Scholars, Appalachian ties with College of Charleston for the highest number of people receiving the prestigious honor in 2018–1...

2019 Campus Budget Presentations

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students: You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 campus budget presentations: Friday, April 128:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Plemm...


Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium: Education During and After the Holocaust

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Ballroom Room 137, Plemmons Student Union Appalachian State University, 263 Locust Street, Boone, NC

Since 2002, the Center has organized and held the annual Martin & Doris Rosen Summer Symposium “Remembering the Holocaust.”  The symposium endeavors to provide teachers with the most current research on the Holocaust, racism, and anti-Semitism in tandem with teaching strategies and plans needed by every educator to tackle this urgent topic in an informed and successful manner in a classroom setting.  During this time, close to 700 educators from North Carolina, the U.S., Canada, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Roman