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 Art, Communication, Military Science and Leadership, Sustainable Development, Technology, 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.

Latest News

Additional Strategic Planning Session Scheduled for January 22 at 2:00pm Jan 12, 2016

The Strategic Planning Advisory Council (SPAC), co-chaired by Vice Chancellor Randy Edwards and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Darrell...

Update on Campus Legacy Events in 2016: Fall Convocation and Black & Gold Ceremony Jan 12, 2016

The Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Development are pleased to announce that beginning in fall 2016, University Convocation and the...

Dean Search Update Jan 11, 2016

Appalachian State University is now actively recruiting for the positions of Dean of the Reich College of Education, Dean of the Walker College...

Bennett named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics Jan 8, 2016

Following an internal search, Dr. Nicole Bennett has been named interim director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics...

Appalachian expands opportunities in China through a new relationship with Wenzhou University Jan 8, 2016

Appalachian State University has entered a partnership with Wenzhou University in Wenzhou, China, that will facilitate collaborative activities,...

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Science Education and Environmental Literacy

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