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

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:40pm
Dr. Amy Dellinger Page has been selected as one of two women faculty at Appalachian State...
Monday, January 12, 2015 - 10:36am
New assistant professor, Dr. Ellen Lamont, received a University Research Council Grant for her...
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 1:29pm
New assistant professor, Dr. Ken Sanchagrin, was awarded a one-course reduction through the Office...

General News

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 8:47am
The Department of Sociology invites applications for one, possibly two, full time non-tenure-track...
Michael Kimmel
Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:59am
On Tuesday, April 14, Appalachian State University will host an evening lecture by Dr. Michael...
Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:18pm
The Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track nine-month faculty positions...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 12:59pm
During the Spring semester of 2015, several sociology seniors created a set of research-based...
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:23pm
On April 23, 2015, two undergraduate sociology students, Nick Smith and Daniela Herrera, presented...
Dresden Lackey
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:56am
Say hello to one our sociology graduates, Dresden Lackey. After graduating from ASU in 2011,...

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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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