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

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 9:23am
With the recent shooting deaths of 9 African Americans in Charleston, citizens against racism...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:33am
Drs. Martha McCaughey and Jill Cermele published their recent paper titled, "Changing the Hidden...
No crossing
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 7:47am
Dr. Cameron Lippard, associate professor of sociology, just published a recent study analyzing...

General News

Costa Rica
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:36pm
Spring Break Study Abroad Program: Global Supply Chain & Human Logistics in the Coffee Industry...
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:40am
he Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at...
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 1:52pm
This coming Fall General Education will look a whole lot different than in the last five years....

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Caitlin Pitkin
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:55pm
Are you interested in seeing how to relate theory to practice? Or, do you want to challenge the...
Faith Morey
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 3:48pm
Say hello to Faith Morey! In December of 2015, Faith graduate with her degree in sociology with a...
Jonda Sanders
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 1:48pm
Meet Jonda Sanders. Jonda earned two degrees in 2011 at Appalachian State. One degree is a Bachelor...

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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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