Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University. The Department of Sociology currently serves approximately 150 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 minors in sociology and gerontology. Along with our undergraduate offerings, our department is the academic home of the on-line graduate certificates in gerontology and sociology. In all, there are more than 2,000 students enrolled in our classes this fall representing majors from across the university.

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

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 9:14am
While college campuses have long dealt with issues of sexual assault, Dr. Amy Dellinger Page, in...
Award Winners
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:55am
On October 28th, three sociology faculty members received awards from Appalachian State University'...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:56pm
Congratulations to Dr. Cameron Lippard who was one of seven faculty members to receive a Board of...

General News

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 2:18pm
The Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track nine-month faculty positions...
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:31pm
Announcing an exciting ASU Study Abroad Opportunity to earn ASU credit while traveling in Europe:...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 11:23am
Are you interested in the interplay between sociological theory and punishment in the United States...

Alumni Spotlight

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:06am
We are excited to bring Kit Gruelle, an ASU Sociology alum, back to campus to premiere her film,...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:32pm
One of our department's strengths is preparing undergraduate students for a life-long pursuit for...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 10:02am
John Neathery, alumnus of ASU Sociology, was  named this year's winner of the W. Ronald...

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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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