Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

Appalachian State says, "General education at Appalachian State University is anchored in the ideals and practices of liberal education and is designed to prepare students to fulfill the responsibilities and meet the challenges presented by a changing world. By engaging in the discovery, interpretation, and creation of knowledge throughout the undergraduate curriculum and becoming involved in educationally focused co-curricular activities, students learn to adapt to new environments, integrate knowledge from diverse sources, and continue learning throughout their lives." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:16,255
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:46%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$6,852 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$20,677 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition


    See Note

    No credit given for Composition because the "Writing Across the Curriculum" requirement may be satisfied by "Investigations: Local," which does not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.

  • 2. Literature

  • 3. Foreign Language

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


    See Note

    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Social Science" and "Historical Studies" requirements.

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative Literacy" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    Appalachian State University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 02/22/2016


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