Academic Programs

Welcome to the Future of Appalachia

The Appalachian Studies Academic Program, in partnership with the Center for Appalachian Studies, coordinates curriculum, research and community engagement relating to the Appalachian Mountain region. Through course work, collaborative research and mentoring relationships, students acquire a broad understanding of the Appalachian Mountain region and develop applied skills that translate academic learning into careers and regional service.

At the graduate level, we create an interdisciplinary learning environment that encourages students to develop targeted programs of study specific to their individual educational goals. We offer internships and other training opportunities that lead to meaningful careers within and beyond the Appalachian region.