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.

Students needing permits for CHE 4580 Biochemistry I or CHE 4581 Biochemistry I Lab please submit this waitlist form.  

Adding or Dropping a Course

Please determine if the Add/Drop form needs to be completed by reading the following scenarios:  

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

Directions to complete an Add/Drop request form: 

  1. The student will download and complete the fillable Drop/Add Course Form.
  2. Students will then need to email the completed form to the instructor and copy the departmental chairperson and on that message.
  3. Only the instructor of the intended course to drop and the departmental chairperson will need to review the request and reply all with their approval or denial of the course drop.
  4. Once all approvals are received by the CAS office, the drop form will be processed.
  5. The last day to drop a class by this process is Wednesday, April 21st for Spring 2021.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact the office via telephone 828-262-3010 or email