Shenandoah University has added 15 new majors and minors to its list of degrees and certificates that students can earn.
The university currently offers more than 100 academic programs in seven different schools.
The world is moving fast and needs higher education to meet those needs, and this is core to our mission at Shenandoah. One of the goals in the strategic plan, under the first theme of transformative learning, is to build on existing strengths to create new disciplinary, interdisciplinary and interprofessional programs that will produce graduate students who are competitive, forward-thinking and prepared to meet societal needs. These new programs are perfect examples.”
Vice President for Academic Affairs Adrienne G. Bloss, Ph.D.
SU is also offering a new degrees including:
- Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Recreation
- Physician Assistant Studies & Master Of Public Health Dual Degree Program
- Undergraduate Certificate in Health Humanities
- Bachelor of Science in Film Studies
- Graduate Professional Studies Certificate in Gifted Education
- Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Public Health Dual-Degree Program
New minors include:
- Data Science
- Computer Science
- Public Relations
- Professional and Popular Writing
- Health Communication
The department of mathematical sciences has started several new programs with a focus on technology, including its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and minors in Data Science and Computer Science.
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 | Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics
The minor in data science will investigate the use of data using statistics, mathematics and computer science, while the minor in computer science will provide a strong foundation in computer programming and a broad look at other computer science courses.
“Programming is becoming a necessity in many fields as computers are able to solve problems faster than humans,” O’Shaughnessy said.