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  • Appalachian State University / Religious Studies (BA)
    studies started with a question Why doesn t religion make the world a better place Meet more faculty Courses Students must complete five core classes as well as seven elective courses Elective courses include Judaism Christianity Islamic Religion Culture Hinduism Buddhism Daoism Women in Biblical Tradition African Thought Religion and Social Theory Nature of Religion Religion Culture Body Chinese Medicine Program of Study Click on the pdf for your major Four Year Guide Click on the pdf for your major NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Program Philosophy BA Minors A minor is required Popular minors include Anthropology Philosophy Psychology Sociology View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Defense for Faith a campus club for Christian and non Christian students to discuss debate and learn about intellectual issues and ideas that relate to Christianity and other worldviews CULTuRe Collegiate Undergraduates Learning Things about Religion an organization devoted to learning about different religions in a friendly environment Members have talks by religion professors attend religious events hosted by other clubs and eat dinner together occasionally Vocations for Christ an organization to guide and encourage students who are considering full time Christian ministry with their preparations for such ministry and selection of a graduate program Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Each summer Religious Studies professor Randy Reed and Philosophy professor Jack Kwong lead students on a 6 credit hour study abroad program to Paris and Rome for a class titled Love Sex and Power in the History of Christianity and the Meaning of Life Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian A degree in religion develops students critical thinking writing and persuasion skills Students can conduct research alongside a faculty member or on their own through an independent study The Department of Philosophy and Religion encourages them to present their research at conferences and professional meetings and also contributes funds for travel For example in Spring 2015 students presented research on Millennials in the church Students are encouraged to pursue an internship and the department s internship coordinator can help identify an ideal site Number of Students Approximately 30 Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Some of these jobs may require education beyond a bachelors degree Campus Religious Coordinator Chaplain Church Building Engineer Church Camp Director Clergy Counselor Denominational Executive Diplomat Director of Religious Education Fund raiser Guidance Counselor Labor Relations Researcher Lawyer Lobbyist Missionary Nonprofit NGO Manager Nursing Home Director Political Campaign Worker Priest Professor Psychologist Public Policy Manager Rabbi Religious Researcher Religious Staff Writer Research Assistant Youth Minister View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Philosophy and Religion Dr Kevin Schilbrack Department Chair schilbrackke appstate edu 828 262 3089 Department of Philosophy and Religion The Department of Philosophy and Religion invites students to explore the world examine beliefs understand a diversity of world views and

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/religious-studies (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Risk Management and Insurance (BSBA)
    key courses include Principles of Risk Management Insurance Personal Insurance Commercial Insurance and Enterprise Risk Insurance Management Electives include Financial Management Employee Benefits Survey of Investments Insurance Operations Derivatives and Financial Risk Management International Insurance Markets Individual Income Taxation Insurance Law Opportunity and Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management Program of Study Four Year Guide Click on the pdf for your major NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Minors A minor is not required A popular double major however is Finance and Banking View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Gamma Iota Sigma GIS An international professional collegiate insurance organization sponsored by Brantley Risk and Insurance Center It promotes encourages and sustains student interest in insurance risk management and actuarial science as a profession and facilitates the interaction and cooperation with industry and professional organizations Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Membership in this group is the highest international recognition a student in business can receive in an undergraduate or master s program at an AACSB accredited school Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society All business students fulfill an international requirement and an increasing number choose to study abroad through a wide variety of exchange programs The college maintains partnerships with universities across the globe and continues to expand groundbreaking opportunities in emerging markets For this major there are two study abroad options under the same course number FIN 4800 Students travel to Bermuda to meet with experts in the insurance profession scientists studying climate change and the Bermuda Tourism Authority FIN 4800 Students travel to London s financial district home to many of the world s largest insurers and reinsurers Admission Requirements Requirements for declaring a major within the Walker College of Business are detailed here Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian This program has a 90 percent jobs placement Students were 2014 Insurance Jeopardy champions defeating East Carolina University and UNC Charlotte More than 85 000 in scholarships was awarded in 2014 15 RMI Career Fairs are held each semester with 36 organizations recruiting for interns and full time positions Six Appalachian students have won the prestigious AAMGA White Paper award in the last six years Students were 2015 Spencer RIMS Risk Management Challenge National Champions Brantley Risk and Insurance Center offers 25 years of educating and preparing industry leaders The Department of Finance Banking and Insurance maintains strong corporate relationships which benefit students during and after their college years Number of Students 180 Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Account Manager Agent Broker Claims Adjuster Claims Examiners Property and Casualty Insurance Claims Representative Field Liability Claims Supervisor Financial Advisor Financial Managers Branch or Department Insurance Adjusters Examiners and Investigators Insurance Agent Insurance Appraisers Auto Damage Insurance Fraud Investigators Insurance Policy Processing Clerks Insurance Underwriters Lawyers Life and Annuity Agent Loss Control Consultants Personal Financial Advisors Real Estate Sales Agents Risk Analyst Risk Appraiser Underwriter View more career possibilities Contacts Walker College of Business

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  • Appalachian State University / Social Work (BSW)
    Skills for the Social Work Profession Social Welfare Policies Programs and Issues Social Work Research Methods I Social Work Research Methods II Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families Social Work Practice with Groups Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations Social Work Field Instruction Senior Seminar Issues and Ethics for Field and Profession Program of Study Four Year Guide Click on the pdf for your major NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Minors A minor is optional Minors that complement the Social Work curriculum include Child Development Sustainable Development Health Care Management Health Promotion Leadership Studies Gender Women s and Sexuality Studies LGBT studies Non Profit Management Political Science Psychology Recreation Management Sociology Spanish View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Student Association of Social Workers SASW Social Work majors and interested students interact exchange ideas and participate in campus and community service projects Organizational members work closely with faculty members and other professionals to facilitate greater understanding of the social work field Open to any Appalachian student Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Social Work students have opportunities to participate in study abroad programs that may count for required course credit The department has facilitated trips to Costa Rica Germany India and Uganda Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University However students must remain in good academic standing abide by the department s academic standards and successfully complete the BSW curriculum Social work majors are required to complete a Field Placement internship in their final semester Students in Field Placement need to have reliable personal transportation Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Appalachian s BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education It is a professional program designed to prepare students for generalist social work practice Students integrate their curriculum knowledge with real life experiences in a variety of field practice settings supervised by experienced social work field instructors BSW majors develop knowledge and skills to work with diverse clients and communities in a variety of human service agencies providing direct services and advocating for human rights and social and economic justice Appalachian offers both a major and minor in social work The minor in social work does not prepare students for practice but complements the curriculum in other disciplines This program is housed in the Department of Social Work in the Beaver College of Health Sciences Number of Students 255 on campus 321 including distance education Method of Delivery On campus and via distance education at a number of sites in North Carolina currently including Burke County full time Wilkes County part time and Catawba County part time Careers BSW graduates have employment opportunities working as a Social worker Case manager Family social worker Medical social worker School social worker Youth worker Prison social worker Policy advocate and analyst View more career possibilities For some advance practice jobs in social work and to

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  • Appalachian State University / Sociology (BA)
    Relationships Sociology BS Gerontology Sociology BS Individually Designed Sociology BS Social Inequalities Minors A minor is required Popular minors include Psychology Criminal Justice International Business Business Non profit Management View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Sociology Club a student led organization devoted to service learning fundraising and hosting events for the betterment of students inspired by the discipline of sociology Alpha Kappa Delta an international sociology honors society formed with the intent to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition The North Carolina Sociological Association open to all practicing sociologists whether in academic government or applied settings as well as to sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate level Southern Sociological Society open to all sociology students and professionals across the southern United States American Sociological Association a national organization dedicated to sociology and its pursuit of investigating human behavior social interaction and social structures Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Department of Sociology faculty lead summer study abroad opportunities Past program titles have included Studying War in Europe and Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Ireland and Spain Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University In order to maintain progress in this degree students must receive a grade of C or higher in the following classes SOC 1000 The Sociological Perspective SOC 3885 Research Methods I SOC 3895 Research Methods II SOC 3950 Sociological Theory I SOC 3960 Sociological Theory II SOC 4450 Senior Seminar Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Sociology majors have the option to work with a faculty mentor who can provide professional advice intellectual development in terms of a specific substantive area in sociology and involvement in research projects Learn about faculty research specialties here Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and can stay up to date on current research projects via the department s web page for research opportunities The Department of Sociology offers scholarships The department encourages students to participate in internships and maintains relationships with community organizations in order to help students find appropriate host sites Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Alcohol and Drug Case Worker Child Welfare Officer Community Relations Director Counselor Advocate Criminologist Data Analyst Demographic Analyst Financial Aid Counselor Foster Care Worker Fund raiser Development Officer Human Resources Administrator Labor Relations Representative Marketing Research Analyst Marriage and Family Therapist Personnel Interviewer Personnel Specialist Political Systems Researcher Population Specialist Public Administrator Public Health Statistician Public Opinion Surveyor Research Assistant Sales Representative Therapist View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology Dr Amy Dellinger Page Chair pagead appstate edu 828 262 2293 Dr Cameron Lippard Undergraduate Program Director lippardcd appstate edu 828 262 6396 Department of Sociology The Department of Sociology offers a

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  • Appalachian State University / Sociology (BS) - Applied Research Methods
    BS Gerontology Sociology BS Individually Designed Sociology BS Social Inequalities Minors A minor is not required However some students choose to add a minor in statistics because it complements their concentration requirements View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Sociology Club a student led organization devoted to service learning fundraising and hosting events for the betterment of students inspired by the discipline of sociology Alpha Kappa Delta an international sociology honors society formed with the intent to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition The North Carolina Sociological Association open to all practicing sociologists whether in academic government or applied settings as well as to sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate level Southern Sociological Society open to all sociology students and professionals across the southern United States American Sociological Association a national organization dedicated to sociology and its pursuit of investigating human behavior social interaction and social structures Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Department of Sociology faculty lead summer study abroad opportunities Past program titles have included Studying War in Europe and Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Ireland and Spain Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University In order to maintain admission in this degree students must receive a grade of C or higher in the following classes SOC 1000 The Sociological Perspective SOC 3885 Research Methods I SOC 3895 Research Methods II SOC 3950 Sociological Theory I SOC 3960 Sociological Theory II SOC 4450 Senior Seminar Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Sociology majors have the option to work with a faculty mentor who can provide professional advice intellectual development in terms of a specific substantive area in sociology and involvement in research projects Learn about faculty research specialties here Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and can stay up to date on current research projects via the department s web page for research opportunities Students have opportunities to present research at local and regional forums The Department of Sociology offers scholarships The department encourages students to participate in internships and maintains relationships with community organizations in order to help students find appropriate host sites Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Congressional Aid Consumer Survey Advisor Criminologist Data Analyst Demographic Analyst Fund raiser Development Officer Marketing Research Analyst News Correspondent Political Systems Researcher Population Specialist Professor Public Health Statistician Public Opinion Surveyor Research Assistant Urban Planner View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology Dr Amy Dellinger Page Chair pagead appstate edu 828 262 2293 Dr Cameron Lippard Undergraduate Program Director lippardcd appstate edu 828 262 6396 Department of Sociology The Department of Sociology offers a BA degree and six BS concentrations Applied Research Methods Criminology Deviance and Law Families

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  • Appalachian State University / Sociology (BS) - Criminology, Deviance and Law
    Ethics Psychology of Personality Punishment in American Society Women in the Justice System American Social Welfare System Program of Study Click on the pdf for your major Four Year Guide NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Sociology BA Sociology BS Applied Research Methods Sociology BS Families and Intimate Relationships Sociology BS Gerontology Sociology BS Individually Designed Sociology BS Social Inequalities Minors View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Sociology Club a student led organization devoted to service learning fundraising and hosting events for the betterment of students inspired by the discipline of sociology Alpha Kappa Delta an international sociology honors society formed with the intent to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition The North Carolina Sociological Association open to all practicing sociologists whether in academic government or applied settings as well as to sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate level Southern Sociological Society open to all sociology students and professionals across the southern United States American Sociological Association a national organization dedicated to sociology and its pursuit of investigating human behavior social interaction and social structures Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Department of Sociology faculty lead summer study abroad opportunities Past program titles have included Studying War in Europe and Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Ireland and Spain Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University In order to progress in this degree students must receive a grade of C or higher in the following classes SOC 1000 The Sociological Perspective SOC 3885 Research Methods I SOC 3895 Research Methods II SOC 3950 Sociological Theory I SOC 3960 Sociological Theory II SOC 4450 Senior Seminar Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian Students graduate ready for either their career or graduate school This degree is designed to allow students to double major in a number of other social science fields including Criminal Justice and Psychology Students are required to complete an internship in order to gain practical experience before graduation Sociology majors have the option to work with a faculty mentor who can provide professional advice intellectual development in terms of a specific substantive area in sociology and involvement in research projects Learn about faculty research specialties here Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and can stay up to date on current research projects via the department s web page for research opportunities The Department of Sociology offers scholarships Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Alcohol and Drug Case Worker Case Aid Worker Child Welfare Officer Community Service Agency Worker Correctional Case Worker Corrections Officer Criminologist Delinquency Counselor Foster Care Worker Parole Officer Probation Officer Social Welfare Examiner View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology Dr Amy Dellinger Page Chair

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/sociology-criminology (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Sociology (BS) - Families and Intimate Relationships
    American Social Welfare Systems Program of Study Four Year Guide Click on the pdf for your major NCCC Transfer Four Year Guide Related Programs Sociology BA Sociology BS Applied Research Methods Sociology BS Criminology Deviance and Law Sociology BS Gerontology Sociology BS Individually Designed Sociology BS Social Inequalities Minors A minor is not required Popular minors include Psychology Social Work Communication and Non Profit Management View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Sociology Club a student led organization devoted to service learning fundraising and hosting events for the betterment of students inspired by the discipline of sociology Alpha Kappa Delta an international sociology honors society formed with the intent to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition The North Carolina Sociological Association open to all practicing sociologists whether in academic government or applied settings as well as to sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate level Southern Sociological Society open to all sociology students and professionals across the southern United States American Sociological Association a national organization dedicated to sociology and its pursuit of investigating human behavior social interaction and social structures Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Department of Sociology faculty lead summer study abroad opportunities Past program titles have included Studying War in Europe and Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Ireland and Spain Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University In order to progress in this degree students must receive a grade of C or higher in the following classes SOC 1000 The Sociological Perspective SOC 3885 Research Methods I SOC 3895 Research Methods II SOC 3950 Sociological Theory I SOC 3960 Sociological Theory II SOC 4450 Senior Seminar Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian This degree requires an internship The Department of Sociology maintains relationships with community organizations in order to help students find appropriate host sites Sociology majors have the option to work with a faculty mentor who can provide professional advice intellectual development in terms of a specific substantive area in sociology and involvement in research projects Learn about faculty research specialties here Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and can stay up to date on current research projects via the department s web page for research opportunities The department offers scholarships Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Adoption Agent Aging Specialist Case Aid Worker Child Welfare Officer Community Relations Director Community Service Agency Worker Family Guidance Clinic Worker Family Preservation Case Worker Family Services Specialist Financial Aid Counselor Foster Care Worker Fund raiser Development Officer Group Therapist Marriage and Family Therapist Population Specialist Public Health Educator School Counselor Welfare Counselor View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology Dr Amy Dellinger Page Chair pagead appstate edu 828

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/sociology-families (2016-02-17)
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  • Appalachian State University / Sociology (BS) - Gerontology
    BS Families and Intimate Relationships Sociology BS Individually Designed Sociology BS Social Inequalities Minors A minor is not required Popular minors include Social Work Health Psychology Nursing View all minors Engagement Outside the Classroom Sociology Club a student led organization devoted to service learning fundraising and hosting events for the betterment of students inspired by the discipline of sociology Alpha Kappa Delta an international sociology honors society formed with the intent to acknowledge and promote excellence in the scholarship in the study of sociology the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition The North Carolina Sociological Association open to all practicing sociologists whether in academic government or applied settings as well as to sociology students at the undergraduate and graduate level Southern Sociological Society open to all sociology students and professionals across the southern United States American Sociological Association a national organization dedicated to sociology and its pursuit of investigating human behavior social interaction and social structures Southern Gerontological Society a 13 state regional organization of academic private sector and public sector gerontologists with a strong focus on helping undergraduate and graduate students develop into the gerontologists of the future Global Learning Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society Department of Sociology faculty lead summer study abroad opportunities Past program titles have included Studying War in Europe and Religious and Ethnic Conflict in Ireland and Spain Admission Requirements There are no admission requirements beyond admission to Appalachian State University In order to progress through this degree program students must receive a grade of C or higher in the following classes SOC 1000 The Sociological Perspective SOC 3885 Research Methods I SOC 3895 Research Methods II SOC 3950 Sociological Theory I SOC 3960 Sociological Theory II SOC 4450 Senior Seminar Apply Visit Info Why Appalachian In addition to the Sociology BS Gerontology degree Appalachian offers an online graduate certificate in Gerontology Sociology majors have the option to work with a faculty mentor who can provide professional advice intellectual development in terms of a specific substantive area in sociology and involvement in research projects Learn about faculty research specialties here Students are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects and can stay up to date on current research projects via the department s web page for research opportunities The Department of Sociology offers scholarships Method of Delivery On campus only Careers Aging Specialist Case Aid Worker Community Relations Director Consumer Advocate Consumer Survey Advisor Demographic Analyst Family Guidance Clinic Worker Family Services Specialist Gerontologist Group Home Counselor Group Therapist Independent Living Trainer Long term care administrator Population Specialist Public Health Educator Senior Center director Wellness fitness director on cruise ships or retirement communities Veterans Affairs Specialist View more career possibilities Contacts College of Arts and Sciences Department of Sociology Dr Amy Dellinger Page Chair pagead appstate edu 828 262 2293 Dr Cameron Lippard Undergraduate Program

    Original URL path: http://www.appstate.edu/academics/majors/id/sociology-gerontology (2016-02-17)
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