Offering a Master of Arts in Appalachian Studies with concentrations in Sustainability since 1997, Culture since 1978, and Music since 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts since 2008, 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, an Online 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.
2014 Appalachian College Student Survey
The Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University has wrapped up a year-long survey of college students from across the Appalachian Region. 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. A final report will be available online in mid-June 2015. In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/appstudies for weekly releases of interesting information from the survey.
Dr. William R. Schumann
Dr. Katherine E. Ledford
Ms. Teri Goodman
305 Bodenheimer Drive
Living Learning Center
PO Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608-2018