Explore Your Interests. Follow Your Passion.
Shenandoah University's College of Arts and Sciences is your direct connection to a classic, broad-based education to satisfy both your intellectual curiosity and career goals. With a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, small classes and individualized learning opportunities, we put students at the center of all our decisions and events.
We blend the liberal arts with pre-professional courses and hands-on learning to prepare you for careers in the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. You’ll learn through small, engaging classes and relationships with faculty mentors; hone your skills to solve problems; and learn to use creativity and critical thinking to make informed decisions.
- Christian Leadership
- Computer Science
- Criminology & Criminal Justice
- Data Science
- English as a Second Language
- Environmental Studies
- Exercise Science
- Film Studies
- Gender & Women’s Studies
- Global Studies
- Health Communication
- Health Humanities
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Kinesiology: Health & Physical Education
- Law And Legal Systems (Pre-Law)
- Media & Communication
- Political Science
- Pre-Health Professional
- Professional & Popular Writing
- Public Health
- Public History
- Public Relations
- Religious Diversity And Leadership in the Professions
- Undecided/Core Studies Major
Fast-Track to Graduate Programs
Pre-Health Programs at Shenandoah
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.
Pre-Health Students follow one of these tracks at Shenandoah:
EARLY ASSURANCE HEALTH PROFESSIONS PROGRAMS
Many of our health professions programs offer an early assurance option to our graduate degrees for academically talented students in:
The social sciences examine societal norms and cultures. You’ll study human issues through local and global lenses, realizing that relationships within communities or populations start locally but can affect regions and communities across the globe.
The natural sciences are devoted to studying the natural world through applied science and scientific methodology to examine reality, steward our planet’s natural resources or improve the human condition. Students prepare for careers in research, education, biotechnology and the health professions.
Think creatively, analyze critically and communicate effectively within a global society. Students use a variety of methods to document, inspire, communicate, entertain and affect change through scholarship, digital storytelling and the written word.
Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield
This land along the great river can’t help but inspire the creativity, imagination and curiosity of everyone in the Shenandoah University community.
—Professor of History Warren Hofstra, Ph.D.
Come enjoy 195 acres of preservation land along the Shenandoah River for use as an outdoor classroom and recreational space for the university community and general public. This historic property was integral to the July 18, 1864, Battle of Cool Spring. It also serves as a living laboratory for history and the environmental studies programs.
Centers & Institutes
Blue Ridge Institute for Environmental Studies coordinates campus projects related to environmental research, sustainability and education.
Community History Center brings together students, scholars and citizens who share an interest in regional studies and the history of the Shenandoah Valley.
Institute for Church Professions is responsible for calling, forming and sending leaders for tomorrow’s church and world in response to the needs of local congregations.
James A. Davis Lectures in Religion brings leaders from the religious community to campus to discuss topics related to theology and spiritual studies.
McCormick Civil War Institute provides an educational focus for Civil War studies and highlights the vital role Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley played in the Civil War.
Warrington Science Symposium features nationally renowned scholars discussing topics related to the natural sciences and student research.
Willa Cather Institute, devoted to native-born Cather’s writing and lifelong cultural interests, regularly supports curricular and extracurricular programs for students and the public.
Faculty Mentors Make a Difference
Imagine participating in interesting conversations led by engaging professors who’ve already done what you dream of doing. You’ll be in a small class — the average class size is approximately 12 students — with professors who know your name, care about your success and provide advice as you pursue your academic and career goals.Meet the Arts & Sciences Faculty
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Shenandoah University Assistant Professor of Religion Meredith Minister, Ph.D., saw three of her books published this fall. She served as co-editor, ... Continue Reading Three Books, One Season
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