• A French perspective on the Appalachian Experience
  • A commitment to recognizing and developing student potential
  • The art of success
  • Tom and Melinda Cook  + 3 – a true Appalachian family
  • Vargas’ year in France affirms self-reliance, inspires him to give back
  • Bobby Martin ’92 – from “lousy student” to magna cum laude to entrepreneur – shares thoughts on success
  • Hope finds her passion
  • A real-world learning lab
  • Living for a peaceful world
  • A support system for academic achievement

University College

A new educational approach for the 21st century

All students at Appalachian State University begin their education in University College.

University College coordinates programs that meet a broad range of needs for 21st century students as they prepare to live and work in a complex network of local, regional and global communities. It crosses many of the boundaries that separate traditional colleges and departments, and is committed to the idea that a college education should connect what goes on inside and outside the classroom.

Its curricular programs are designed to help students achieve the essential learning outcomes of a liberal education – an education that emphasizes reflective, life-long learning and the transferable skills necessary for navigating today’s ever-changing world.

Throughout their time at Appalachian, students benefit from the college’s support services, such as academic advising, and cocurricular programming, such as servicelearning and undergraduate research. University College also houses five degree programs: Appalachian studies, global studies, interdisciplinary studies, sustainable development and women’s studies.

Private support is critical to ensure that Appalachian’s University College can continue to provide the highest quality foundation of the Appalachian Experience.