Liz McCormick Published

New Civil War Focused Program to Be Offered at Shepherd University


Undergraduate students from any college or university in the United States can spend a semester immersing themselves in the study of the American Civil War here in West Virginia beginning next year.

Shepherd University announced a new history program that begins in the fall of 2019, according to a news release.

The Civil War Semester leverages Shepherd’s relationships with nearby National Park Service, state, and local historic cultural resources to offer students an immersive opportunity to earn 15 to 18 college credit hours.

Dennis Frye recently retired as chief historian with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Frye is among the professionals who will help teach the program.

He said the program is an opportunity to live “the Civil War in Civil War country.”

To apply, students must have a 2.0 grade point average, and already earned 45 credit hours from their institutions.