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Shepherd named to 2016-17 Colleges of Distinction

logosgroupShepherd University is the only public college in West Virginia to be named to the 2016-2017 Colleges of Distinction list. Shepherd joins 61 other public colleges and universities on the list, which recognizes schools for student engagement, great teaching, having a vibrant community, and successful outcomes. >MORE

Greetings from Provost Ames

Thank you for taking the time to learn about the wealth of academic opportunities at Shepherd University. As West Virginia’s public, liberal arts university, we offer a range of degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as nationally accredited pre-professional programs. We pride ourselves on graduating students who are broadly educated and prepared to make a fulfilling career. >MORE

Data Analytics, Global Studies new for Fall 2016

Two new degree programs will be offered beginning in the fall—a Bachelor of Science in data analytics and a Bachelor of Arts in global studies. Shepherd is the first college in West Virginia and one of the few in the region to offer a bachelor’s degree in big data. The data analytics major will have two concentrations—advanced big data analytics and bioinformatics, which teaches how to analyze biological and medical data. The global studies major is an interdisciplinary program with four concentrations—global governance and peace, global economics and development, global environment, and global culture and history. >LEARN MORE