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    Shepherd University
  Feb 20, 2018
2016-2017 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses by Department



NOTE:  300- and 400- level courses are restricted to students who are sophomore-level and above.

Shepherd University

School of Arts and Humanities

Appalachian Studies

Appalachian Studies (Graduate)

Women’s Studies

Contemporary Art and Theater

Art (Contemporary)

 (Also see Graphic Design and Photography/Computer Imagery)

Art Education

Graphic Design

(Also see Art (Contemporary) and Photography/Computer Imagery)

Photography/Computer Imagery

(Also see Art (Contemporary) and Graphic Design)

Theater (Contemporary)

English and Modern Languages



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Historic Preservation/Public History




Mass Communications




**For sophomore standing in Music, students must have completed at least 24 credits, including MUSC 100 , MUSC 103 , MUSC 104 , MUSC 105 , and MUSC 106  with a grade of C or better.

Music, Applied

Students receive individualized isntruction on literature, technique and performance skills.

Students receive one‑half credit for a weekly 25-minute lesson, one credit for a weekly 50-minute lesson. All students who enroll for a private applied lesson must also be enrolled in a major ensemble. Students who wish to take lessons without this requirement are encouraged to enroll in the Department of Music Preparatory Program by calling 304-876-5555.

First-year (FR) students enroll in 1XX MUAP courses (repeatable up to a maximum of 3 credits).  Sophomores and above enroll in 3XX MUAP courses (repeatable for credit).

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School of Business and Social Sciences



Business Administration/Family and Consumer Sciences

Business Administration

Family and Consumer Sciences

Economics and Finance



Political Science

Global Studies

Political Science



Sign Language

Social Work

Social Work

Sociology and Geography


Criminal Justice



School of Education and Professional Studies

Recreation and Sport Studies



Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport

Athletic Coaching

Driver Education

General Studies Physical Education

The general studies physical education program is part of the University-wide Core Curriculum. The GSPE program provides students with information to help them maintain healthy lifestyles, understand the elements of fitness, and develop a commitment to lifetime fitness and wellness. All students are required to complete GSPE 210 Fitness for Life for three credit hours.

Health Education

Lifetime Fitness Activities

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Nursing Education


The curriculum listing in the Programs of Study chapter of this Catalog represents the approved sequence of nursing course work. All courses in the sequence must be completed prior to moving to the next sequence of courses.

Nursing (Graduate)

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics





Pharmaceutical Sciences

Coursework taken through WVU School of Pharmacy through a dual degree arrangement with Shepherd University.  See curriculum for Chemistry-Biopharmaceutical Sciences Concentration.

Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering

Computer and Information Sciences

Computer and Information Technology

Computer Engineering

Data Analytics


Engineering courses are open only to students admitted to the Engineering Transfer Program, unless permission is obtained from the director of engineering.


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Institute for Environmental and Physical Sciences

Environmental Studies

General Science


Graduate Studies

Appalachian Studies (Graduate)

Art (Graduate)

Biology (Graduate)

College Student Development and Administration (Graduate)

Economics (Graduate)

Education (Graduate)

English (Graduate)

General Science (Graduate)

Health Education (Graduate)

Historic Preservation/Public History (Graduate)

History (Graduate)

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Interdisciplinary Programs

Libraries and Information Sciences

Library Science

Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources

First-Year Experience

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Intensive English Language Program

Washington Semester