College of Arts & Sciences

Shippensburg University’s College of Arts and Sciences focuses on educating undergraduates, providing select high-quality graduate programs, and delivering the general education program – liberal arts education in a wide array of disciplines – to the entire campus community.

Our goal is to give every student the tools they need to lead a meaningful and successful life as a private individual, professional and citizen. Our 17 departments, which span the humanities and fine arts, sciences and mathematics, social sciences and interdisciplinary programs, offer more than 70 different majors, minors, and certificate programs.

We prepare our students for employment in business and industry, public service, teaching or further graduate study through a variety of learning experiences in and out of the classroom, including: internships, faculty/student research opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as various clubs, activities, and organizations designed to complement your educational experience.

Throughout the college, you can expect a learning atmosphere that brings out your best. We offer:

  • Hands-on experiences
  • Up-to-date technology
  • Cooperative arrangements with other universities
  • Close attention from professors
  • In-class debates
  • Small class sizes appropriate to your major

Information about the areas of focus within the College of Arts and Sciences can be found here.

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