Our new BS in cybersecurity will blend mathematics and computer science along with key knowledge in digital security. Cybersecurity is a growing field with a strong need for qualified individuals in the workforce. There are cyber attacks every day in the news, from the 2016 election to the breaches in Equifax and Target. We are hoping to pair with industry to train students to keep people’s information safe.”
Jessica O’Shaughnessy | Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
Remember when web design came out in the ‘90s and you needed someone to design a website and the only person you could turn to was a high school student? That is sort of happening with virtual reality.”
The new virtual reality majors are terrific examples of Shenandoah’s ability to offer cutting-edge programs that integrate skills and knowledge across disciplines. By virtue of our strengths in theatre, media production and technology, we are uniquely positioned to give students hands-on experience in designing, creating and applying virtual reality experiences.”
Adrienne Bloss, Ph.D. | Shenandoah University Provost
Foster the development of individuals to become creative problem solvers who possess a pioneering spirit and are ready to engage in entrepreneurial enterprises. Our graduates will be proficient in the use of technology, they will be good communicators, and will have a solid foundation for ethical decision making. They will also have learned the value of inclusivity, multiple perspectives, and collaboration through team-work, experiential learning, and real world experiences.
Shenandoah University is a proud member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology Academic Alliance. NCWIT increases the influence and meaningful participation of girls and women in the influential field of computing.