College of Arts and Sciences: A Message from the Dean

Dean MikeWelcome to the College of Arts & Sciences at Shippensburg University.Here you will find a range of majors and minors that almost certainly pleases every interest, and a superb faculty with the expertise to support those programs.

Our College is founded upon the principle that a high-quality, professional education within a major, when combined with a minor emphasis, and a broadly based general educational experience, provides a firm foundation upon which to build a productive and enriched life and career pathway.

Because of the nature of the disciplines comprising the College, we also provide excellent development of critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills– a set of “soft-skills” that, when combined with disciplinary knowledge, is highly valued by employers, graduate schools, and professional schools.

A College of Arts & Sciences degree sets the stage for a productive life as a professional in the workplace, as a citizen of the United States and the world, and as a fulfilled individual.Please browse through our webpages and visit our campus. You will be amazed at the opportunities you will find.


Dr. James H. Mike, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences