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 college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. 

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.


Welcome to App Week Information

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Answering your COVID-19 questions: an open letter to faculty from Chancellor Everts and Interim Provost Norris

Dear Members of the Faculty,Over the past few days, we have heard from many of you– in the form of several Faculty Senate resolutions as well as in ...

Summary of Interim Provost Heather Norris’ report to Faculty Senate

Report Summary: Interim Provost Heather Norris’ Faculty Senate commentsJune 22, 2020Good afternoon.It would be an understatement to say, “we find ...

High-Risk Identification Form and Process

Dear Colleagues,As you may have heard, the University, through our Office of Human Resources, has implemented a new, centralized process for review of...

Important Information on Class Schedules

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Fall 2020 Open House

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:00am
Appalachian State University Campus

Open House is your opportunity to learn more about Appalachian. Meet faculty and current students, tour campus, and learn more about financial aid, scholarships, the admissions process, and what student life at Appalachian is really like.

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5th Annual Women in Educational Leadership Symposium (WIELS)

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:30pm to Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 6:00pm
Appalachian State University Campus

Dates: October 2 - 3, 2020

WIELS is a partnership between faculty members in the Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University and practicing educators. Our mandate is the development of an 'armoring process' that will equip women with pragmatic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare them for success as educational leaders.

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