Appalachian was founded in 1899. The pioneering spirit necessary to overcome the mountains hardships quickly characterized the institution, giving Appalachian a special niche in higher education that continues today. After more than a century, students still feel the pull of this unique place to transform their lives, and Appalachian has remained focused on providing students with educational experiences that are not only life-changing but world-changing.
Students who earn a a degree in child and family studies can find a variety of social work-related opportunities. Career opportunities are available in research and teaching, including job titles such as human sciences professor, child advocate, grief counselor and youth outreach coordinator. Graduates with a degree in food and nutrition can pursue a wide variety of career options as dieticians, nutritionists, food research technicians and educators. While most programs are designed to train educators in the field of consumer sciences, graduates may be prepared for a number of additional job opportunities in social services and social services administration. Job titles for human science degrees also might include:
Social services program director
Human services coordinator
Child welfare worker
Have you ever watched a commercial and thought, I could make that The Communication, Advertising (BS) degree at Appalachian State University prepares you for careers in advertising agencies, media, marketing or in-house advertising departments of non-profit or political organizations. You will learn skills used in both creative and business aspects of the advertising profession from expert faculty with professional experience. You will be career-ready upon completion of the program because of the practical knowledge you will acquire. The Department of Communication values practical experience and networking as part of the learning process. Opportunities in class include annual participation in the American Advertising Federation's student competition, which gives you a chance to create and compete with your own advertising campaign for national brands. The Advertising Club offers opportunities to visit potential career sites such as NASCAR, Lowes Foods and North Carolina advertising firms. Internships are encouraged but not required, and the Department of Communication's internship coordinator can help you find a host site.
Programme Structure Courses include: Foundations of Advertising Persuasion Internet Communication Communication Law Communication Research Methods International Advertising Professional Ethics in Advertising or Advertising Campaigns
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Submit a complete application prior to the notification period deadline. A complete application includes the following items: A completed online application; A non-refundable application fee of $55. Appalachian accepts Official Application Fee Waivers from the College Board, ACT and National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). For questions about fee waivers please contact your High School College Counselor; Official copy of high school transcripts that includes grades 9 to 12; Official test scores (either SAT or ACT); Official college transcripts submitted directly to Appalachian from each previously attended institution; (this is especially important for students from Early College and Middle College schools) or Additional information requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions.