Curious Minds Wanted: App State Sociology


Welcome to the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University. The Department of Sociology currently serves approximately 185 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 a minor in sociology. Along with our undergraduate offerings, our department is also the academic home of the on-line graduate certificates in gerontology and sociology. In all, there are 2,615 students enrolled in our classes this fall representing majors from across the university.

As you probably know, much has changed at Appalachian in a relatively short period of time. Many of these changes are highly visible, such as completion of the new Belk Library and construction projects that seem to emerge on a daily basis. Others, such as implementation of the new General Education requirements starting in the fall of 2009, are not so visible. However, despite the many changes that have - and will - take place on our campus, our goal remains simple - to offer the best educational experience possible.

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 who just 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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:25pm
No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. In the United States...
Age-Friendly Towns
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:20pm
In the field of gerontology, one of the growing areas or concentrations is “Age-Friendly...
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 10:33pm
Congratulations to Andrew Ferguson who was inducted into the ASU College of Arts and Sciences'...

General News

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:23pm
Are you interested in the interplay between sociological theory and punishment in the United States...

Alumni Spotlight

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:31pm
In February 2014 Julie Wiggins was named the new Director of North Carolina’s Region D (High...
Tommy Boyd
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:37pm
One way sociology is helpful to our students is that it sets them up for global adventures In...
Senior Seminar Students
Monday, August 26, 2013 - 9:12am
In Spring 2013, the Department of Sociology's Senior Seminar course partnered with the Appalachian...

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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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