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

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter: Drs. Lippard and Sanchagrin to Speak at UNCW

After the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of Treyvon Martin in 2013, three African American community organizers (Alicia Garza, Patrisse ...

So you wanna hook up?

Drs. Lamont and Roach Embark on New Research Agenda about LGBTQ "Hooking-Up"

This fall sociology professors Teresa Roach and Ellen Lamont and undergraduate research assistant Sope Kahn will begin data collection on a ...

Jamie Sanchagrin

Meet Jamie Sanchagrin: New Faculty Member

Jamie Sanchagrin joins the App State sociology faculty this year as a lecturer. Prior to earning a Graduate Certificate in Sociology from Appalachian ...

Student and Alumni Spotlight

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....

Jason Davis

Jason Davis: The Student Becomes The Teacher

Meet Jason Davis. Jason serves as an adjunct instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, Mayland Community College, and Mitchell Community Colle...

Taylor Boyd

Taylor Boyd: Changing Student Lives with Sociology

Meet Taylor Boyd. Taylor graduated from App State with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Social Inequalities. Before graduating in ...

General News

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...

Amanda Anthony

Amanda Anthony: "Consuming Authenticity: The Influence of Racial Authenticity on Our Everyday Lives."

The Department of Sociology and the Multicultural Student Development welcomes Dr. Amanda Koontz Anthony to present her research on authenticity, “C...

Sociology: Essential to General Education

Just like breakfast cereal, sociology courses represent an important part of a complete and total experience within a university education. In a recen...