Appalachian Studies

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Group of Students

Degree Options

  • Minor in Appalachian Studies (18 Credit Hours)
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate in Appalachian Studies (12 Credit Hours)
  • Associate in General Studies Concentration in Appalachian Studies

Who Would be Interested in Appalachian Studies?

The minor or certificate in Appalachian Studies complements the following majors and career paths:

  • Anthropology
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Geosciences
  • Health Care
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Why Appalachian Studies?

  • Attain a regional understanding
  • Develop cultural competency
  • Prepare for leadership
  • Gain hands-on experience for many majors

Program Benefits

Previous students’ projects include the following:

  • Tourism Analysis of Elkhorn City, Pike County
  • Biological assessment of headwater stream health in Letcher & Perry Counties
  • Internship with Mountain Eagle newspaper
  • “Grow Appalachia” internship establishing community gardens in Leslie, Clay, and Bell counties
  • Kentucky Riverkeeper water assessment maps for Kentucky River Watershed

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information please visit
Phone: 859-623-7235
Office: McCreary 221
Contact Lisa Day, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies