Shenandoah offers a breadth of opportunities and experiences to prepare you to help others and excel in your career aspirations. There are many different areas of health care, including emerging fields that are developing and being added to Shenandoah’s fleet of health care programs every year.
Experience the world-renowned Shenandoah Conservatory. Study with master teachers in Music, Theatre, Dance, and Arts Management. Unite with fellow artists and join an alumni family that takes center stage from Broadway to the concert halls of Europe.
College is a place to explore your options and find your passion as you try new things. Take your time and experiment at SU; then when you do decide on a major you’ll make an informed choice that’s right for you.
Shenandoah's focus on global curiosity and understanding begins the moment you arrive on campus. Each fall, incoming freshmen participate in Going Global: First-Year Seminar, which engages them in interactive learning and discussions about global topics.
There are over 20 different courses to choose from. This class gets students out of their comfort zone, as different people with different viewpoints discuss topics from multiple perspectives.
The Pre-Health Program is designed to help guide students develop as competitive applicants to graduate schools that match their desired profession and their academic and pre-professional profile.
Pre-Health Advising at Shenandoah University consists of in-person advising sessions either in a group or individual setting that seek to provide guidance to students interested in pursuing a career in within the health professions.
Shenandoah University’s international programs provide global experiences and study abroad opportunities that encourage students, faculty and staff to engage in the larger community to make a difference globally.
Global Citizenship Project (GCP)
Each spring break, Shenandoah sends 50 selected students, faculty, and staff to international destinations to help broaden their horizons.
Global Experiential Learning (GEL)
Participate in short-term, faculty-led, study abroad programs for academic credit! GEL trips occur for a few weeks during spring, summer, or winter break.
Make studying abroad the highlight of your college experience! Whether you go for a year, a semester, or just a few weeks, you will never forget learning in another culture!
I traveled to Bhutan on the GCP trip! It was really eye-opening to see such an economically under-developed country be so prosperous in its inter-citizen community, and be more advanced than Western culture in teaching that you don't have to be monetarily wealthy to live a happy life."
Shenandoah University’s innovative iMLearning program puts state-of-the-art computing technology directly in the hands of students to enhance learning so students graduate as confident and capable users of technology. You’ll start with an Apple in your backpack. All students receive a Macbook Pro Retina and an iPad with an Apple Pencil. It’s all part of our iMLearning program.
With such a busy schedule, my professors and advisor have helped me become super organized and develop great time management skills. I have such a close relationship with all of them, the small class sizes make this easy! They realize my potential even when I don't, and they have taken me to multiple conferences in different states, so that I can network with others in the Sport Management field."
Kelani Bailey | Sport Management, ’16
Shenandoah offers me a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the best teachers and musicians in the nation. Because of my time at Shenandoah, I have become exactly who I wanted to be when I first picked up the trumpet 13 years ago. I have traveled the nation performing with different groups and have made extremely important contacts because of the faculty of Shenandoah."
Michael Christie | Jazz Studies, ‘17
“The Shenandoah community is full of people who genuinely care about you and want you to do well—they want you to go out and use your talents and contribute to the world in whatever way you can. They are not worried about you pushing you towards a certain major or to join a specific club. Rather, they want you to grow as a person and find your place here at SU and in the world.”—Osinachi Ibe | Public Health, ‘17“I've learned from Shenandoah that you NEED to be you! It's a necessity! Shenandoah is so accepting of all walks and ways of life that you will never truly feel alone. There's always someone willing to reach out and help you. Shenandoah is special to me because SU was truly the first place I ever felt like I could be me. ”—Darius Hardy | Mass Communications, ‘18“I chose Shenandoah because I needed a place to express myself through music. As I have grown at school, as an individual, and as a musician, I've come to understand that Shenandoah is more than just a place I take classes: it's my new home.”—Nicholas Serbu | Jazz Studies, ‘18“Shenandoah has provided me with great opportunities inside and outside of the classroom. I have worked with outstanding professors that have taught me a great deal and helped me realize what I truly want to do for a career. I have been blessed with great internships to further my knowledge. I have learned what my passion is and how to fulfill that passion in a career.”—Tyler Hott | Exercise Science, Pre-Athletic Training & Pre-Physical Therapy, ’17“I love all of the performance opportunities, especially the ones involving community outreach. I love seeing and hearing my improvement. It is a long and arduous process but being able to listen to recordings of myself from even just a year ago versus now is simply astounding. I have a long way to go but I am confident that I will get there.”—Abbie Allison | Horn Performance, ‘18“I was drawn to the Guaranteed Admit Physical Therapy program. I also chose Shenandoah because of the region. As an avid backpacker and hiker, I loved how close campus is to Shenandoah National Park, Harpers Ferry and the Appalachian Trail. Over spring break I traveled with SOAR to backpack the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina!”—Josiah O'Sullivan | Biology, Pre-Physical Therapy, ‘19
It All Leads Here | Shenandoah Commencement
Dear White Coat, when we first met on the stage of that white coat ceremony, I felt that I had no right to bear such a symbol of honor, of responsibility. When I took an oath to do everything in my power to protect my patients, I still felt a little intimidated and that I may be too small to be the man who's destined to wear such a prestigious coat like you. As the semesters rolled on, putting you on felt less like a burden and more like a symbol of confidence and intellect. I knew this day would come, when we would take our last ride. I'll never forget the lives we changed, the differences we made. Now as you claim your rightful place alongside graduation robes and you stand as a testament of hard work, grit, but most importantly, faith."
See where Shenandoah alumni journeys have led, read their success stories, and see how we will help you shape your own career path. Career & Professional Development works with students in all aspects of the career development process, from choosing a major to making career changes.