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.


Information for students about class schedules and resources

Dear Students, On Friday, Jan. 8, you received an email from Chancellor Everts informing you that classes will begin Jan. 19, but that we are del...

New Procedure for requesting approval for international travel while on leave (OCSA or other forms of leave)

 Faculty members requesting OCSA and other forms of leave need to follow the procedure below: Submit documentation for departmental and coll...

CAE Spring 2021 Programming & Resources

The Center for Academic Excellence is offering a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the Spring 2021 semester. We also have u...

Reminder: Pass/no credit and Withdrawal Policies

Sent on behalf of Dr. Mark Ginn, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Greetings students, Congratulations on making it through ...

Interim Provost Heather Norris' report to Faculty Senate

Interim Provost Heather Norris' Faculty Senate CommentsDecember 7, 2020Greetings from the Provost’s Office. I hope you were all able to take some mu...