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
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Curious Minds Wanted: App State Sociology
Department of Sociology
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32115
209 Chapell Wilson Hall
480 Howard Street
Boone, NC 28608