• Scholarship making a dream a reality
  • A commitment to recognizing and developing student potential
  • The art of success
  • Finding fellowship with the Appalachian Family
  • The Appalachian Fund: Every Gift Makes a Difference
  • A support system for academic achievement
  • Living for a peaceful world
  • Taking sustainable living to a new level
  • A Scholarship Opens Doors
  • A scholarship opens a door to serving others

College of Arts and Sciences

Preparing capable, confident problem solvers

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse academic unit at Appalachian State University and is home to 16 academic departments, two academic programs, two centers and one residential college spanning the humanities, social sciences and the mathematical and natural sciences. The college is dedicated to providing instruction and research essential to the University's mission and seeks to cultivate the habits of inquiry, learning and service among all its constituents. Master’s degree programs, some of which have received national recognition, are offered by 13 of the college's departments.

The College of Arts and Sciences aims to develop a distinctive identity built upon our university's strengths, traditions and unique location.  Our values lie not only in service to the university and local community, but through inspiring, training, educating and sustaining the development of our students as global citizens. There are approximately 5,850 student majors in the college and 450 full-time faculty members. As the college is also largely responsible for implementing Appalachian's general education curriculum, it is heavily involved in the education of all students at the university, including those pursuing majors in other colleges.

Learn more at cas.appstate.edu.


Carey Fissel

Director of Development
College of Arts and Sciences