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

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 3:27pm
This fall sociology professors Teresa Roach and Ellen Lamont and undergraduate research ...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 9:48am
Jamie Sanchagrin joins the App State sociology faculty this year as a lecturer. Prior to earning a...
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:57pm
Dr. stef m. shuster joins the sociology faculty at Appalachian State this fall as an...

General News

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 9:25am
Just like breakfast cereal, sociology courses represent an important part of a complete and total...
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 3:09pm
Starting this Fall of 2016, the Department of Sociology will be offering a newly-revised Bachelor...
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:51pm
WAR in EUROPE!: Travel to Germany, Italy, and Spain to Understand the Consequences of War and...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Jason Davis
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 2:49pm
Meet Jason Davis. Jason serves as an adjunct instructor at Western Piedmont Community College,...
Taylor Boyd
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:32am
Meet Taylor Boyd. Taylor graduated from App State with a Bachelor of Science degree with a...
Ethan Flynn
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 10:54am
Meet Ethan Flynn. Ethan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a...

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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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