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 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.

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

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 9:38am
After the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Treyvon Martin in 2013, three African...
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...

General News

PTSD poster
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 12:33pm
One of the courses offered by App State's Department of Sociology is SOC 3800: Sociology of War....
Dr. Amanda Anthony
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 9:38am
The Department of Sociology and the Multicultural Student Development welcomes Dr. Amanda Koontz...
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 9:25am
Just like breakfast cereal, sociology courses represent an important part of a complete and total...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

Eric Willis
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:57am
Meet Eric Willis. Eric earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in...
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...

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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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