Geography courses have been offered at Appalachian since at least 1926 and the combined Department of Geography and Geology offered coursework until the Department of Geography was established in 1975. In 1983, the department became the Department of Community Planning and Geography, and finally in 1987, the Department of Geography and Planning. Currently, the department operates in the College of Arts and Sciences, and offers undergraduate coursework and degrees in geography including a B.S. in Geography, a B.A. in General Geography, and a B.S. in Community & Regional Planning.