Shippensburg University Academics
An education at Shippensburg University means you’ll get the tools you need to get where you want to go.
Only professors teach classes at Ship, never teaching assistants. You’ll connect with faculty in small classes, get personalized academic guidance and build relationships that will help you succeed.
With over 100 undergraduate programs and over 50 graduate programs, Ship students are in demand in a variety of fields. Employers know that before our students graduate they get hands-on experience through internships, service learning, study abroad experiences, community service and research.
Our academic programs are continually assessed for their quality. In total, Ship holds 11 accreditations. We are the first or only state university in Pennsylvania to receive accreditation for excellence in:
- Business - The John L. Grove College of Business was the first to earn AACSB International accreditation in 1981. Ship is the only state university in Pennsylvania to offer a degree in Entrepreneurship (BSBA).
- Engineering - Our Computer Engineering and Software Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, Inc. Our Software Engineering program is one of only 26 accredited programs in the nation. Ship is the only state university in Pennsylvania to offer degrees in: Computer Engineering (BS), Electrical Engineering (BS), Mechanical Engineering (BS) and Software Engineering (BS).
- Communication/Journalism - Ship’s is one of only three programs in Pennsylvania accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
- Criminal Justice - Ship’s program is one of only seven BS programs in the United States certified by the Academy of Criminal Justice Services.