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.


Important information about exam schedule for Wed., Dec. 12

Greetings Faculty and Staff, Thank you for all the work you are doing to help as we adjust the exam schedules this week. As I did yesterday,...

Important information about exam schedule for Tues, Dec. 11

Greetings Faculty and Staff,I hope that you have had a safe and productive day. Many of us are digging out of the near-record snowfall we had yesterda...

Fall 2018 Exams, Managing Weather Challenges and Related

From: Office of the Provost <provost@appstate.edu>Date: Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 3:34 PMSubject: Managing Weather Challenges and RelatedGreetings fac...

Updates from the Honors College

Dr. Jeff Vahlbush, Dean of the Honors College, would like to thank the dedicated people who make the Honors programs possible and to share some of the...

Appalachian State University Deans at Middle Fork Academy

The Dean’s Council for Appalachian State University recently visited the Academy at Middle Fork in Walkertown, NC. During the visit, the administrat...


Herbie Hancock

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts

Herbie Hancock has defied tradition over the years creating music that expands the possibilities of musical thought. Embracing elements of rock, soul, funk and electronica, Hancock is often described by many as a visionary, an architect in the post-bop sound. With a career spanning more than 50 years, his passion for innovation and creativity remains unparalleled.