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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 ABET accredited. 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.

Ship's Career and Community Engagement Center is always ready and willing to help you succeed, even after you graduate. Our team will assist you with anything from resume building, to navigating the interview process and beyond.

If you are undecided about a major, or need time to explore majors, you can be admitted as an exploratory student. The Office for Exploratory Studies will provide you with the support and guidance you need while planning your future.

Some lessons can't be learned in books.

At Shippensburg, your education doesn't stop in the classroom. We offer real-life experiences, inquiry-centered research, and flexible options for non-traditional students to help you build a successful future. Explore the undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, life-changing study abroad experiences that are a fundamental feature of our curriculum, and off-campus and online programs that meet the needs of adult learners.

Ship has the tools you need to build your future.

We take pride in providing you with the tools, technology, and knowledge you need to have a rich, rewarding experience while studying at Ship. From recognizing and fostering academic excellence through our Honors Program to providing students with all the academic resources and materials they need, we strive to excel in every detail of your education from application to graduation.