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Appalachian offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including: Accounting Actuarial Sciences Anthropology Apparel Design and Merchandising Art and Visual Culture Art Education (K-12) Athletic Training Biology Building Sciences Career and Technical Education Chemistry Child Development* Commercial Photography Communication Sciences and Disorders Communication Studies Communication, Advertising* Communication, Electronic Media/ Broadcasting Communication, Journalism Communication, Public Relations Community and Regional Planning Computer Information Systems Computer Science Criminal Justice* Dance Studies Economics Elementary Education* English English, Secondary Education Environmental Science

Exercise Science Fermentation Sciences Finance and Banking Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies Geography Geology Global Studies Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Graphic Design Health Care Management Health and Physical Education (K-12) Health Promotion* History History, Social Studies Education Hospitality and Tourism Management Industrial Design Interdisciplinary Studies Interior Design International Business Languages, Literatures and Cultures Management* Marketing Mathematics Middle Grades Education (6-9)* Music Education (K-12) Music Industry Studies Music Performance Music Therapy Nursing* Nutrition and Foods

Ask us how you can graduate with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in “4+1”

Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology* Recreation Management Religious Studies Risk Management and Insurance Social Work* Sociology Special Education (K-12)* Studio Art Sustainable Development Sustainable Technology Theatre Arts *Also available through Distance Education. Majors available as Teacher Education.

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Are you the kind of student who

seeks to live and learn with a community of scholars, to derive learning from every experience, and to catalyze lasting, sustainable changes in communities across the world?

Students at Appalachian

• Engage in critical inquiry with a community of scholars. • Discover and demonstrate their passion through research or performance. • Travel the nation and the world to learn about themselves and the world around you. • Engage with communities at home and across the world. • Create lifelong bonds and friendships with faculty and fellow scholars. • Develop a deep and lasting understanding of sustainability. • Channel a desire to make a difference into effecting real and lasting change in the world.

Get Serious. @APPSTATE

If this sounds like you, then get ready to

Live Like a Mountaineer. Learn Like a Mountaineer.

Discover why

From the moment you join the Appalachian community, you will be challenged to “discover why,” to thoughtfully consider contexts, and conduct and analyze research in and beyond your area of scholarship. Through leadership, research, entrepreneurship, service-learning, internships, community service and the arts, Appalachian students actively participate in activities that develop their intellectual, personal, and professional growth.

Collaborate with your mentors

Our low faculty to student ratio means your professors will also be your mentors. Our faculty will challenge you to learn new methods of leadership by participating in smallscale experiences that allow you to apply what you learn in the classroom and seek creative solutions. You will collaborate with faculty, staff and community leaders at home and abroad to enrich the world around you.

Go beyond going green

Find Your Community At Appalachian State University, you’ll find a special combination of people and place. Here, you will engage with our location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina – one of the country’s most beautiful scenic locations – to strengthen your academic focus, discover your passions, enhance your leadership skills and take the next step in your life’s journey.

Appalachian’s leadership in sustainability is known nationally, and our commitment to sustainability is a tradition, not a trend. Our three-branched approach asks us to consider if actions are sustainable economically, environmentally, and equitably in relationship to our planet’s co-inhabitants. This commitment to research, creativity, innovation, and practice sets us apart – and is making a difference now and for our future.

Earn your success

Want to learn more?

Apply now

Visit our campus. Make it yours.

To be considered for scholarships, The Honors College, and Watauga Residential College, you must submit your completed application for admission by Nov. 15.

Upon graduation, our alumni go on to earn advanced degrees, start up businesses or NGOs, build distinguished military careers, work overseas, and develop careers that take them in many directions – all while giving back to the communities in which they live and work. Freshmen Deadlines

Admission Application Notification Completion Dates Mailing Dates

First Notification Period

Nov. 15

Jan. 25


Second Notification Period

Feb. 1

March 1

Third Notification Period

March 15

April 4

Freshmen Brochure 2015  

Appalachian State University Freshman Introduction

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