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!
One of my most memorable experiences was in Fall 2022 when I traveled with a group of students to Venice, Italy. We performed as a choir at the Venice Biennale Festival. I was able to see so many beautiful places and try so many new things."
Clint Curfman | Vocal Performance, ‘24
Learn With Apple®
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.
As students at Shenandoah, we are lucky to have professors and other faculty members who sincerely care about our success and growth on both a personal and academic level.”"
Jeremy Kwolek | Exercise Science, ’24
I cannot say enough positive things about SU's department of psychology. The professors go above and beyond for each student in their classroom and I can honestly say that the psych department here contains some of the most dedicated, passionate, supportive professors that I've ever encountered. Not only have I always felt supported by the faculty, but I felt more than prepared to step directly into the professional world after graduating.”
Heather Jones | Psychology & Music Education, ‘22
It All Leads Here | Shenandoah Commencement
The education program at SU helped me acquire hands-on experience and the proper tools necessary to best meet the needs of my students in all school settings. The education professors are passionate and are ready to help whenever possible, which aided me throughout my academic career. They helped me strengthen my skill set and confidence, which was a plus during my job search. I felt ready for all of my interviews, and landed the position of my dreams in my hometown!”
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.