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Academics

Engaged, hands-on, and project-based—we put students to work early, building their skills sets and providing rich experiences on their path to fulfilling, productive careers as global citizens.

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Find your path to success with Emory & Henry’s diverse offering of academic programs.

Emory & Henry offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in four schools with more than 90 academic majors, minors and tracks. No matter what you choose to study at Emory & Henry,  you’ll be challenged, supported and inspired by your faculty mentors.

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An education at Emory & Henry has its foundations rooted in its core curriculum in which students to expand their curiosities and integrate knowledge with essential skills. Academics allows students to bring their education to further heights and expand connections with the Honors Program and Ampersand Connected Learning. Emory & Henry values student success with academic support services and career and professional development providing students with hands-on workforce experience and mentorship.

Learning is experienced on either of our four campus locations in Southwest Virginia and beyond.  An education at Emory & Henry can be successful outside the classroom with studying abroad and adventuring outdoors in the Appalachian mountains. Emory & Henry offers programs for distant learners with our online and hybrid programs.

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Why Students Choose Emory & Henry

  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,609/12548_Sarah_Walters.rev.1667229281.webp 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,609/12548_Sarah_Walters.rev.1667229281.png 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,600,609/12548_Sarah_Walters.rev.1667229281.png" alt="Sarah Walters, Biology major at Emory & Henry College." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="600" data-max-h="609" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Sarah Walters, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Biology<br/> Hometown: Abingdon, Va. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Be willing to branch out from the things you’re specifically looking for and learn about those programs as well.” —Biology major Sarah Walters shared advice for incoming Emory & Henry students</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/62,52,722,712/12439_Rachel_Turner_Spotlight.rev.1666010519.webp 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/62,52,722,712/12439_Rachel_Turner_Spotlight.rev.1666010519.png 1x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/62,52,722,712/12439_Rachel_Turner_Spotlight.rev.1666010519.png" alt="Rachel Turner, Biology and Environmental Science double major and class of '24." width="345" height="225" data-max-w="660" data-max-h="660" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Rachel Turner, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Biology, Environmental Science<br/> Hometown: Elizabethton, Tenn. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “My education at Emory & Henry has allowed me to engage in hands-on, independent research. This is an opportunity that not many undergraduates at other schools get to have. I have been fortunate enough to work on several research projects,” said Turner.</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.jpg" alt="Maria Cheki" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1987,1669/15132_maria-cheki-spotlight.rev.1705330436.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1987" data-max-h="1669" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Maria Cheki, Class of 2026 </h4><h6> Major: Creative Writing, Psychology<br/> Hometown: Tanzania, South Africa (Home Country) </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Emory & Henry is ideal for students who want to be successful and achieve their goals. You not only get an education, but you also make lifelong friends with both students and professors.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.jpg" alt="Emily Smelcer swinging golf club" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/500,0,2000,1500/14920_emily-smelcer.rev.1700230698.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1500" data-max-h="1500" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Emily Smelcer, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Exercise Science<br/> Hometown: Walland, Tenn. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “My professors at Emory & Henry have been an integral part of my learning experience, especially as I pursue the Doctor of Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program as a student-athlete.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.jpg" alt="Kiera Pugalee, class of 2024" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1125,723/13717_IMG_9971_-_Kiera_Pugalee.rev.1680573456.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1125" data-max-h="723" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Kiera Pugalee, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Exercise Science<br/> Hometown: Tazewell, Va. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Emory & Henry provides so many opportunities and even more so an opportunity for connection. I encourage you to take every opportunity even if it’s something you could never imagine yourself doing!”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.JPEG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.JPEG 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.JPEG" alt=" Lilian Zielinski, '26 " width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.JPEG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2400,3200/13476_IMG-9313_-_Lilian_Zielinski.rev.1678116669.JPEG 3x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="3200" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Lilian Zielinski, Class of 2026 </h4><h6> Major: Studio Art, Literature<br/> Hometown: Overland Park, Kan. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “I have learned a multitude of levels of professionalism and have had a world of opportunities opened for me. This campus offers its students an abundance of opportunities to expand knowledge and connections.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.jpg" alt=" Marley Sterling, '23 " width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,99,1284,1382/13396_Marley_Sterling_Spotlight.rev.1676906319.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1284" data-max-h="1283" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Marley Sterling, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Pre-Licensure Nursing<br/> Hometown: Wise, Va. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Emory & Henry is home to such a tight knit community and I’m thankful to be a part of it. I’ve had many opportunities that would not have been available if I had chosen to go to a larger school. I’m forever thankful that I came to Emory & Henry because it has given me life long friendships, professional connections and the skills to be the best nurse I can be.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.jpg" alt="Ty Roberson performing in a play" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/1035,4,2280,1248/14921_ty-roberson.rev.1700231896.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1245" data-max-h="1244" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Ty Roberson, Class of 2025 </h4><h6> Major: Musical Theatre<br/> Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Being a theatre major has literally been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I am able to get hands-on experience in all aspects of theatre. Emory & Henry’s theatre program truly sets you up for success from the moment you get here.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.jpg 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.jpg" alt="Carlee Sullins" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/158,0,1828,1669/15167_carleigh-sullins.rev.1705935799.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1670" data-max-h="1669" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Carlee Sullins, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Political Science, Spanish<br/> Hometown: Elizabethton, Tenn. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Emory & Henry is a place of connections both professionally and personally. I will always have a place here and am so thankful for the growth that I have accomplished at this college.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,748,748/14491_Thomas_Peery.rev.1693428036.webp 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/png" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,748,748/14491_Thomas_Peery.rev.1693428036.png 2x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,748,748/14491_Thomas_Peery.rev.1693428036.png" alt="Emory & Henry held its fifth contracting ceremony on Wednesday, September 6, in Byars Hall recognizing Cadet Thomas Peery, '23, ..." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,748,748/14491_Thomas_Peery.rev.1693428036.png 2x" data-max-w="748" data-max-h="748" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Thomas Peery, Class of 2025 </h4><h6> Major: History, Religion<br/> Hometown: Chilhowie, Va. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “Emory & Henry offers a very diverse education. I am a better complex problem solver because of my education and the adversities I went through academically and in the ROTC program.”</p></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><picture class="lw_image"><source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.webp 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.JPG 3x" data-origin="responsive"/><img src="/live/image/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.JPG" alt=" Lindsay Shaw, '24 " width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.JPG 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2133/13508_1s0a4167_-_Lindsay_Shaw.rev.1678713545.JPG 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2133" loading="lazy" data-optimized="true"/></picture></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"> Lindsay Shaw, Class of 2024 </h4><h6> Major: Exercise Science<br/> Hometown: Newark, Del. </h6><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> “I have learned both academically, athletically, and in the workforce. My position on the Emory & Henry equestrian team has led me to new opportunities I could never imagine.”</p></div></div>

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