Oct 19, 2018  
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

University Curricula


All undergraduate curricula of the university lead to the bachelor’s degree and have a common area of general education subjects, which provide a rich, liberal education. The selection of a particular curriculum is one of the most important decisions you will make as a college student. It determines your major area of concentrated study and also directly or indirectly determines your professional future.

The selection of a curriculum or area of specialization should be made with care after considering your academic strengths, areas of interest, plans for future study, and career goals. You may want to consult with friends, family members, university counselors, or faculty advisors before making a decision. If you plan to undertake graduate study after completing your bachelor’s degree, you should look into the admissions requirements for the schools and graduate programs you are considering.

If you do not declare a major at the time you are admitted, you will be enrolled as an exploratory studies student under the Office for Exploratory Studies. The office provides a wide variety of academic support services so exploratory studies students can make normal progress toward a degree while exploring educational and career options. Exploratory Studies students must declare a major by the middle of their sophomore year. The dean of the School of Academic Programs and Services is the academic dean for all exploratory studies students.

Undergraduate Degrees

Shippensburg University provides undergraduate curricula leading to five degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

These degree programs are offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the John L. Grove College of Business, and the College of Education and Human Services.

Departments and Majors

The following table lists the departments in each college and the major programs available for each department.

General Education

Shippensburg University

College of Arts and Sciences

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Art and Design Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Certificate

Minor

Biology Department

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Bachelor of Science

Minor

Certification

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

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Bachelor of Science

Minor

Media/Journalism/Public Relations Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Computer Science and Engineering Department

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Bachelor of Science

Minor

Disability Studies Program

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Minor

Economics Department

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Bachelor of Science

Minor

English Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Ethnic Studies Program

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Certificate

Minor

Geography/Earth Science Department

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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Education

Certificate

Minor

Healthcare Administration Program

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History/Philosophy Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science in Education

Minor

Human Communication Studies Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Interdisciplinary Arts Program

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Bachelor of Arts

International Studies Program

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Bachelor of Arts

Certificate

Minor

Mathematics Department

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Bachelor of Science

Minor

Modern Languages Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Certificate

Minor

Music/Theatre Arts Department

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Minor

Physics Department

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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science in Education

Certificate

Minor

Political Science Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Minor

Professional Studies Program

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Psychology Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Sociology/Anthropology Department

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Bachelor of Arts

Minor

Technical/Professional Communications Program

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Minor

Women's and Gender Studies Program

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Certificate

Minor

Honors Department

John L. Grove College of Business

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Accounting/Management Information Systems Department

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Finance/Supply Chain Management Department

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Management/Marketing/Entrepreneurship Department

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Minor

Business Department

Minor

College of Education and Human Services

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Criminal Justice Department

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Bachelor of Science

Certificate

Minor

Educational Leadership and Special Education Department

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Exercise Science Department

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Bachelor of Science

Certificate

Minor

Military Science Department

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Minor

Other Programs

Social Work/Gerontology Department

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Bachelor of Social Work

Minor

Teacher Education Department

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Bachelor of Science in Education

Minor

Certification

Academic Programs and Services

Academic Success Program