Undergraduate Catalog

2011 – 2012


Current Undergraduate Catalog

Office of Admissions
Emil H. Messikomer Hall
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-3411
Fax: 610-436-2907
ugadmiss@wcupa.edu


Revised June 2012

Academic Programs

Administrative Information

Academic Affairs
Special programs and services available to undergraduate students.

Academic Calendar

Academic Policies and Procedures
Procedures, policies, definitions governing undergraduate students.

Accreditation

Admission to West Chester University
How and when to apply, policies and procedures associated with admissions.

Boards
Boards involved in the governing of the University, including the Board of Governors, the Council of Trustees, and boards of directors for the Fund for West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University Foundation, and WCU Alumni Association.

Campus and Facilities
A description of the campus, highlighting a few key features including the geology museum, observatory/planetarium, and library.

Catalog Index

Communications Directory
Useful phone numbers, accreditation information, and policies on nondiscrimination and sexual harassment.

Course Prefixes
A listing of course prefixes and their respective departments.

Degree Requirements
General Education requirements common to all baccalaureate programs.

Fees
Tuition rates, fees, and refund policies.

Financial Aid
Sources of financial aid and how and when to apply.

Honors and Awards
Listing of honors and awards, primarily awarded to faculty, but also including honorary degrees and presidential medallions awarded at commencement exercises.

Introducing West Chester University
An introduction including the University's history, location, and driving directions.

Maps
Maps of the campus, borough, and county.

Mission, Values and Vision Statements

Programs of Study and Course Offerings
A listing of course prefixes and their respective departments.

Structure of Academic Affairs
Listing of departments within their colleges.

Student Affairs
Services available for students, including information on University housing, activities coordinated by the Division of Student Affairs.

Table of Contents

Undergraduate Programs
Degree programs available to undergraduates.

University Administration
Listing of university administrative personnel, including vice presidents, deans, directors, and managers.

University Faculty
Listing of university faculty, including senior administration and adjunct faculty.

Weather Alert Notification
The University's policy for storm closings and snow days.

Revised May 2011
The provisions of this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the University. West Chester University reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time.