Explore one of the world’s oldest mountain regions and its rich, complex culture. An minor or certificate in Appalachian Studies from Eastern Kentucky University adds value to any degree and prepares you to be a leader in a number of fields. Learn more below.

Degree Concentrations

Minor Interdisciplinary Certificate
Appalachian Studies Appalachian Studies


An EKU minor or certificate in Appalachian Studies could add great value to studies and careers in fields like:

  • Anthropology
  • Creative writing
  • Criminal justice
  • English
  • Geosciences
  • Health care
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Social work
  • Sociology


Appalachian Studies
Lisa Day
Director of Appalachian Studies
Director of Women and Gender Studies
McCreary 221