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