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Shorter College

Degree Programs

​Shorter College subscribes to the philosophy that no one should be considered an educated person unless he or she is acquainted with at least the fundamentals of those academic disciplines known as the liberal arts, which include languages, literature, philosophy, mathematics, social studies, the arts, and the abstract sciences. Such studies contribute to the general development of human potentials and constitute a foundation for a student’s future academic and vocational or professional specialization. Shorter’s General Education Program is designed to provide an opportunity for students to acquire an education in the liberal arts through its foundational core courses offered in the Associate of Arts degree programs.

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Child
Development

The courses in this program typically examine the physical, emotional, language and behavioral development of infants, toddlers and school-aged children.

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Christian
Leadership

The courses in this program are designed to prepare students to integrate their faith and biblical principles with important business skills that can be applied in a variety of settings.

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Criminal Justice

The courses in this program provide foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system, preparing students for entry-level roles like police officer and emergency management specialist.

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General Studies

The courses in this program provide students looking to enter the workforce directly after graduation, and wanting a robust set of skills relevant to a wide variety of career fields.

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Entrepreneurial Studies

The courses in this program teach students how to build, promote, and manage their own businesses, along with applying their creativity and energy to assist existing businesses.

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Computer Science

The courses in this program focus on humanities and computer science training. Students in this study may pursue concentrations in areas like computer information systems.

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