Shepherd University requires at least 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Shepherd University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Shepherd University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Shepherd University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 49% of students who start college at Shepherd University graduate within six years.
Shepherd University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Shepherd University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Shepherd 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 language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Shepherd University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Shepherd University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Shepherd University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Shepherd University
Shepherd University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Shepherd University does offer 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.
✅ Shepherd University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Shepherd 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.
✅ Shepherd University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Shepherd University.
🟨 Shepherd University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Scarborough Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
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.
Shepherd University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•Biochemistry (biopharmaceutical science) with West Virginia University and Marshall University
What is 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.
Does Shepherd University have any ROTC programs?
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.
Shepherd University has 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 Shepherd University include:
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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