Our local area is home to a diverse array of ecology, from the plants and trees to the waterways, animals and surrounding terrain. There's no better place than the heart of Appalachia to learn about Appalachian Studies!
There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Southwest Virginia area. Hiking trails are only one of the options for those who are inclined towards the outdoors.
Getting out into the real world is one of the most exciting aspects of your coursework in Appalachian Studies. You will have many opportunities to leave the classroom for field work if you so desire.
The Highlander Festival showcases local art, culture, food and music from the Appalachian Region and is always a big hit on campus and in the local community.
The staff of the Appalachian Regional & Rural Studies Center is here to support your academic endeavors.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
With a varied landscape and diverse community at your fingertips, a world of opportunities is open to you in Appalachian Studies at Radford University.