Offering a Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies with concentrations in Sustainability, Culture, and Music and a Bachelor of Arts degree, the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University continues to grow and build its longstanding commitments to social justice, regional sustainability, and cultural heritage. Through outreach and engagement, student training in leadership, and nationally-recognized scholarship, the program encourages members of the university community to understand more fully the social and cultural implications of the choices they make as permanent or part-time residents and as consumers of the region's many amenities. The Center's programs also broadcast to the larger world a deeper understanding of mountain regions both as cultural and environmental settings.

The Graduate Program also offers an On-campus Graduate Certificate in Appalachian Studies and a Graduate Minor in Appalachian Studies. The undergraduate program also offers two minors: Appalachian Studies and Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences.

RESULTS IN: Appalachian College Student Survey

The Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University wrapped up a year-long survey of college students from across the Appalachian Region conducted between 2014-15. The goal of this project was to ask college students in Appalachia to take the lead in deciding how to build a sustainable future for the region, including student perspectives on the region's outstanding assets, needs, and career options.

Read the final report or access the survey data set for additional research. 


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Dr. William R. Schumann
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Dr. Katherine E. Ledford
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