Appalachian State University aims to be a model of 21st century, which is a nationally known university that merges the most excellent characteristics of research institutions and liberal arts by providing scholarship and teaching. University’s rural location, mid-sized staffing, academic quality can create a unique environment for faculty and student. In many cases university combines close relationship among faculty, students, and staff. Appalachian State University creates a center of attention for students from 45 states and over 54 foreign countries, offering more than 140 graduate and undergraduate degree courses.
Appalachian State University provides some basic offers for student like placement service, women's center, health service, day care, and health insurance. University also offers many activities for student to show their talent by offering them concert band, choral groups, dance, jazz band, drama/theater, literary magazines, music ensembles, marching band, opera, musical theater, pep band and much more.
Appalachian State University has eight academic colleges for graduates and undergraduates such as Business, Arts & Sciences, Fine & Applied Arts, Education, Health Sciences & Allied Professions, University College, Music, and Graduate Studies & Research. There are some major programs which are offered by Appalachian University like Music Management and Merchandising, Arts Management, Biology/Biological Sciences, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, French Language Teacher Education, Computer Science, Political Science and Government, Business Administration and Management and much more.
There is an important course among all these courses which is Master’s Degree in Gerontology. Gerontology is the technical study of aging and the older population. It is wide-ranging multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of study. Aging and the older population are deliberate by psychologists, biologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians, economists, and scientists from an extensive diversity of other disciplines. With this course, students will learn how public forces shape the older population. The main goal of university is to produce a well-formed Bachelor of Science graduate with skills and the knowledge necessary to acquire a job in aging-related profession.
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