Located in the heart of the Appalachian region, Maryville College offers an ideal spot in which to study one of the richest and most distinctive cultural regions in the United States. The Southern Appalachians are home to a historic and vibrant musical tradition, distinctive religious practices, and an astonishing biodiversity. With faculty who have expertise in all of these areas, Maryville College can provide you with the knowledge and experiences that will enable you to understand this marvelous place.
Students who pursue the minor in Appalachian Studies would take courses in its social systems, its history and culture, its religions, and its biology. They also receive a rich immersion in the region through these courses and other experiential offerings.
A minor in Appalachian Studies would make a great compliment to many majors and would be especially useful to students who plan to work in this region in the fields of education, law, business, or in non-profits.