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Shaw University Academics

Shaw University requires at least 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

Shaw University does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Shaw University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Shaw University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at Shaw University?

Shaw University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Shaw University.

Majors at Shaw University

When choosing a major, Shaw University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Shaw University below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Shaw University does not require a senior project for all students.

Does Shaw University Offer Learning Disability Services?

Shaw University offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Shaw University Offer Online Classes?

Shaw University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Shaw University Give AP Credit?

Shaw University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Shaw University Have An Honors Program?

Shaw University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Shaw University Require Internships?

Shaw University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Shaw University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Shaw University include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at Shaw University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Shaw University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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Shaw University Majors & Subject Areas

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Science
Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religious Education
Divinity/Ministry
Chemistry, General
Psychology, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Public Administration
Social Work
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Music, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Kinesiotherapy/Kinesiotherapist
Business Administration and Management, General
Accounting

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,283

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$16,480

Out-of-State

$16,480

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 30
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