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; Sociology of Health and Aging; 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. Finally, please visit our facebook page App State Sociology.

Amy Dellinger Page, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair

Faculty Spotlight

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 1:04pm
Pick up this month's issue of Cosmopolitan magazine to see what Ellen Lamont, an assistant...
Summer Wisdom
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:19pm
Summer Wisdom, adjunct instructor for the Department of Sociology and Assistant Director of Alumni...
Dr. Beth Davison
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 1:49pm
On April 20, 2016, Dr. Beth Davison received the University College Award for Excellence in...

General News

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Monday, April 25, 2016 - 9:53am
Finally! The Department of Sociology has entered the 21st century and created a department Facebook...
Costa Rica
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:36pm
Spring Break Study Abroad Program: Global Supply Chain & Human Logistics in the Coffee Industry...
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 9:40am
he Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

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Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:26am
Melissa Edd is an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major who believes that social inequality is...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 9:09am
On April 20, 2016, several students were recognized for their academic accomplishments at the App...
Alex Setzer
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:24am
Meet Alex Setzer. Alex graduated from Appalachian State University double degree in Sociology and...

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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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