Welcome

 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 online graduate certificates in gerontology and sociology. We 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.

Our goal is 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.

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Opportunities for service-learning, internships, and community-based research provide real-world application of these skills to prepare students for careers once they graduate.

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

Dr. Cameron Lippard

Dr. Cameron Lippard Becomes Editor of Sociological Inquiry & Sociation Today

Starting in the Fall of 2018, Dr. Cameron Lippard will serve as the Senior Editor for Sociation Today, North Carolina Sociological Association’s ope...

Students and Faculty at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Dr. Anastacia Schuloff Takes Students on a Field Trip to Cherokee, North Carolina

As part of her SOC 4560: Race and Ethnicity course last Fall, Dr. Anastacia Schuloff planned a field trip for her students to Cherokee, North Carolina...

Dr. Beth Davison

Dr. Beth Davison Receives Innovation Scholars Program Award

University Documentary Film Services, received a $10,000 grant to pursue her project in establishing a minitheater at the National Park Service’s &n...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Taylor Boyd

Taylor Boyd, Sociology Alum Hard at Work!

Meet Taylor Boyd. Taylor obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in the Fall of 2014. Following his departure from A...

Graduate

Sociology Grades and Graduate School Dreams!

Our undergraduate students are heading to fantastic graduate school opportunities around the country and North Carolina! Take a moment to read through...

Eric Willis

Meet Eric Willis: Applied Researcher!

Meet Eric Willis. Eric earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in Applied Research Methods with a minor in statistics....

General News

"Making sense of mistreatment: intersectionality and perceptions of everyday discrimination”

Dr. Catherine E. Harnois, Professor in the Department of Sociology and a core faculty member in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexualit...

Dr. David Embrick

Dr. David Embrick: Sanctuaries of White Supremacy: Boundaries of White Space(s) and White Resistance to Change

ABSTRACTThe recent battles, both overt and subtle, regarding the removal of confederate statues and other symbols of white supremacy, is often assumed...

PTSD isn't about what's wrong with you, it's about what happened to you

The Sociology of War: Student Documentary Focuses on PTSD

One of the courses offered by App State's Department of Sociology is SOC 3800: Sociology of War. This course defines the social institutions of war an...