Contact details for Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences Offices at this time

The Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences remains dedicated to supporting the campus population. We are actively practicing social distancing, which means we remain open for business but we are limiting the number of students, faculty and staff on campus. At this time, we are currently working to provide assistance virtually or by phone. If you need to contact the Chemistry Office , please do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. via phone at (828) 262-3010 for the Chemistry office and please e-mail, or or If you need to contact the Fermentation Sciences Office, please do so between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. via phone (828) 262-8158 or by email at


The A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences is housed in Garwood Hall at 525 Rivers Street, across the street from the Varsity Gymnasium and adjacent to the new parking deck and Suite 108 Edwin Duncan Hall (Fermentation Sciences). The Main Departmental Office is in GWH 417.

Please browse the information we have provided on this site to learn more about us, and come for a visit to see the facilities in which we work with our students. A virtual tour of the campus is available, and we will gladly provide a real-time tour of our building for you on your next visit to Boone. Just let us know when you'll be coming, and come let us show you the exciting things happening in Chemistry and Fermentation Sciences at Appalachian.

Claudia Cartaya-Marin
Department Chair and Professor

Need a Permit?

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  • If your are currently taking the course for which you are seeking a permit, we will issue a permit to retake a lecture or a lab without knowing your final grade. Please note, however, that if you have not passed the co-requisite course you must register for both.
  • Some majors require a minimum grade in certain classes in order for them to be credited towards the major requirements, please be sure to check your major requirements with your advisor prior to requesting a permit.

Adding or Dropping a Course

New Procedure for Add or Drop Course effective March 30, 2020:

  • If you would like to drop a course that does not have a lab co-requisite, you can do that online.
  • If you would like to to drop both lab and lecture, you can do that online.
  • Only if you want to keep a lecture or lab for courses that are co-requisites of each other do you need to complete the form.
  • If you would like to drop CHE 1101 and you are taking BIO 1801 you need to use the drop form to ask to keep BIO 1801 and it needs to be approved by the BIO department. The co-requisite for BIO 1801 is CHE 1101.

1. Student completes the fillable Drop/Add Course Form.

2. Student needs to email the completed form to their instructor of course being dropped. When the student sends the form to the instructor the student needs to copy the following e-mail addresses:,,, and

3. Student forwards the approval from the instructor to Dr. Cartaya-Marin ( and copies:, and

4. Dr. Cartaya-Marin will send her approval to the Dean's office and will copy the student.

5. Once both approvals are received in the CAS office , the drop form will be processed.

 Effective immediately March 13, 2020.

New Dates and Deadlines:

New Drop Date: May 12
Withdrawal Date: May 12
Registration Begins: April 8

Chemistry courses typically consist of co-requisites lecture and labs courses. Due to this fact, the add/drop process for Chemistry varies from other departments.