Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University. The Department of Sociology currently serves approximately 170 undergraduate majors across two degree programs including a Bachelor of Arts and six Bachelor of Science concentrations - Applied Research Methods; Criminology, Deviance and Law; Families and Intimate Relationships; Gerontology; Individually Designed (requires departmental approval); and Social Inequalities. We also offer minors in sociology and gerontology. Along with our undergraduate offerings, our department is the academic home of two on-line graduate certificates in gerontology and sociology. We also have over 2,000 students enrolled in our classes from a variety of majors and programs looking to gain insight into human behavior or to complete general education requirements that round out their liberal arts educaiton experience here at App State.

Many changes have - and will - take place on our campus, however, our goal remains simple - to offer the best educational experience possible for our students to prepare them for successful careers. Our faculty and curriculum facilitate the development of critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills, and foster cross-cultural and intercultural understandings that are applicable in a variety of social contexts.

Opportunities for service-learning, internships, and community-based research provide real-world application of these skills to prepare students for careers once they graduate.

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 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 Chair

Faculty Spotlight

White Oak Children on Denim
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:35am
Dr. Beth Davison, sociology professor, co-director of Documentary Film Services, and Director of...
Jonelle Husain
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:28am
Dr. Jonelle Husain joins the App State Sociology faculty as a full-time lecturer.  Jonelle...
Robert Perdue
Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 11:42am
Dr. Robert Perdue joins the App State Sociology faculty as an assistant professor.  Robert...

General News

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 2:52pm
This coming Fall General Education will look a whole lot different than in the last five years....
Students in Verdun Trenches
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 9:03am
Sociology faculty often provide summer study abroad opportunities that can help you complete you...
Michael Kimmel
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:59am
On Tuesday, April 14, Appalachian State University will host an evening lecture by Dr. Michael...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Jonda Sanders
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:48pm
Meet Jonda Sanders. Jonda earned two degrees in 2011 at Appalachian State. One degree is a Bachelor...
Nick Logel
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 2:42pm
Nick Logel graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology in 2013. While he focused on...
Sydni Wilson
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 9:50am
All sociology majors who pursue a Bachelor's of Science degree must complete an internship...

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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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