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Majors and Minors

Shepherd University is proud to offer over 70 different academic programs that are united by a strong liberal arts core designed to give our students diverse learning experiences. Our programs prepare our graduates to think broadly and critically while actively engaging in civic service and global citizenship. Explore below by clicking on the degree titles to visit a department page.

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences | Business, Recreation, and Education | Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Nursing | Exploratory Program | Additional Minors | Graduate Programs

available as a concentration
* also available as a minor

College Of Arts, Humanities, And Social Sciences

Art, B.F.A.*

Communication and New Media, B.A./B.S.*

Contemporary Theater Studies, B.A.*

Criminal Justice, B.A.*

English, B.A.*

Global Studies, B.A.*

History, B.A.*

Music, B.A.*

Music Education, B.A.

Music in Performance, B.M.P. – Not available for new students effective 2025

Political Science, B.S.*

Psychology, B.A.*

Social Work, B.S.W.

Sociology, B.S.*

Spanish, B.A.*


College Of Business, Recreation, And Education

Accounting, B.S.

Business Administration, B.S.*

Economics, B.S.*

Elementary Education, B.A.

Health Promotion and Exercise Science, B.S.

Interdisciplinary Programs

Recreation and Sport Studies, B.S.*

Secondary Education, B.A.


College Of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, And Nursing

Applied Mathematics, B.S.*– Not available for new students effective 2025

Biology, B.S.*

Chemistry, B.S.*

Computer and Information Sciences, B.S.*

Computer and Information Technology, B.S.*– Not available for new students effective 2025

Computer Engineering, B.S.– Not available for new students effective 2025

Data Analytics, B.S.– Not available for new students effective 2025

Engineering Science, B.S.*

Environmental Studies, B.S.*

Nursing, B.S.N.

Pre-Professional Studies


Regents Bachelor of Arts


Exploratory Program



Graduate Programs

Master of Arts

Master of Education

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Data Analytics & Information Systems

Doctor of Nursing Practice