Curious Minds Wanted: App State Sociology


Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University. The Department of Sociology currently serves approximately 185 undergraduate majors in six BS concentrations - Applied Research Methods; Criminology, Deviance and Law; Families and Intimate Relationships; Gerontology; Individually Designed (requires departmental approval); and Social Inequalities. We also offer a BA degree, and a minor in sociology. Along with our undergraduate offerings, our department is also the academic home of the on-line graduate certificates in gerontology and sociology. In all, there are 2,615 students enrolled in our classes this fall representing majors from across the university.

As you probably know, much has changed at Appalachian in a relatively short period of time. Many of these changes are highly visible, such as completion of the new Belk Library and construction projects that seem to emerge on a daily basis. Others, such as implementation of the new General Education requirements starting in the fall of 2009, are not so visible. However, despite the many changes that have - and will - take place on our campus, our goal remains simple - to offer the best educational experience possible.

I hope this web page answers questions you may have about our department, its faculty, its programs, and its role within the larger university. However, whether you are a student, a parent, or someone who just interested in Appalachian, I hope you will feel free to contact me or any of our faculty members regarding anything related to our department. My e-mail address appears below and you can reach other faculty members by following the Faculty link from this page.

Amy Dellinger Page, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Chair

Faculty Spotlight

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 10:33pm
Congratulations to Andrew Ferguson who was inducted into the ASU College of Arts and Sciences'...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:45pm
The Department of Sociology would like to welcome Kristen Rushin as a one-year temporary lecturer....
Dr. Ed Rosenberg
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 12:00pm
France, like the United States and most other nations, is facing the rapid aging of its population...

General News

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Alumni Spotlight

Senior Seminar Students
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:12am
In Spring 2013, the Department of Sociology's Senior Seminar course partnered with the Appalachian...
Graduating Seniors
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:14am
Meet Katie Beth Caswell and Hope Dearman. Both are 2013 graduates from the Department of Sociology...
Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 1:37pm
Kit Gruelle, a student in the Individually Designed concentration and recipient of the Hughes...

Upcoming Events

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Department of Sociology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32115
209 Chapell Wilson Hall
480 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828-262-2293
Fax: 828-262-2294

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