Shenandoah University has positioned itself as one of the nation’s premier leaders in esports academia with the creation of its new esports major, which will be rolled out in fall 2019.
The esports industry is growing and is projected to be valued at $1.4 billion by 2020. According to the World Economic Forum, the global audience for esports is expected to reach 380 million this year.
Shenandoah’s esports major will help prepare students and alumni to be an integral part of the action in a field that values quick and strategic thinking, mental agility, intellectual curiosity and creativity.
Students majoring in esports at Shenandoah will earn a Bachelor of Science.
The major will roll out in fall 2019, but students can apply now and the university is currently accepting applications.