Contact details for the Department at this time
The Department of Psychology remains dedicated to supporting the campus population. We are actively practicing social distancing, which means we remain open, but we are limiting the in-person operating hours in the Psychology main office. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 am - 2 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am - 4 pm. If you need to contact the Department, please do so between these hours via phone at 828-262-2272. (Updated 9/7/20)
Welcome to the Appalachian State University Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. The University is a member institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina. Boone is located in the beautiful western mountains of North Carolina. With mild summers and winter skiing, the area is quite attractive to visitors with interest in outdoor activities.
The University has over 19,000 students and has been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 15 universities among southern public and private institutions since 1986. The Department has 36 full-time doctoral-level faculty members, approximately 1000 undergraduate majors and 80 full-time graduate students in the the clinical psychology (Psy.D.) doctoral program and three master's degree programs including Experimental, Industrial Organizational/Human Resource Management, and School Psychology, the latter also provides a specialist degree in addition to the MA. The Department provides a clinic for training, research, and service to the community. The faculty are dedicated to the mentoring of students and to offering opportunities for experiential learning.
The mission of the Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology is to engage in teaching, scholarship, and service, in order to promote and advance understanding of the science of psychology, its application, and its utility to our students, fellow scholars, the University, and the public.