West Chester University

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Something happens when you find yourself here. You find your passion. You find it in labs, lectures, out in left field. You find it on stage, behind a camera, in front of a blank page. You find more than a direction. You find your element.

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Find Your Program

Choosing a program begins a transformative journey. Here you will find a range of options—some science learning, majors for creative types, and several somewhere in between—and whatever direction you choose, you will find a path to a wiser you.

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Find Your Element. Feed your mind.Academics

With over 180 diverse academic opportunities, West Chester University has made it possible for every student to find their element. With degrees ranging from accounting to African American studies to marine biology, we’re confident that our students can find what they love and make it their own.


So Much Life. So Many Things.Student Life

Everyone has their thing, and no matter what yours happens to be, we're confident you can find it among our 300+ clubs and organizations. Whether you’re interested in the NAACP or the Bollywood dance club, passion is in our DNA and it is our priority that we help you find yours.

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Let the Journey Begin.Admissions

When you choose WCU you choose discovery. With 64 undergraduate programs, 43 tracks, 90 minors and 44 fields of study—not to mention the close proximity to Philly, DC and NYC—you can't avoid finding new perspectives, new passions, a new you.



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Demand for a West Chester University education remains high and consistent growth continues with more than 16,500+ undergraduate and graduate students. A constant forward motion propels this distinctive University; it is fueled by our relentless resolve to help students be successful.

- West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino, Ph.D.


We're proud of our beautiful campus and the unique charm that defines West Chester. But with three of the country's most dynamic cities - DC, Philadelphia and New York City - just a short ride away, escapes are kind of necessary.

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to WCU Faculty Experts

Visit the Media Guide to WCU Faculty Experts to find a faculty member with expertise in a specific field.

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Laura Pyott


College of Sciences and Mathematics

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Dr. Kerrie Ocasio

Associate Professor

College of Education and Social Work

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Dr. Yong Wang

Professor; Department Chairperson

College of Business and Public Management

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Karen Watkins

Assistant Professor

College of Arts & Humanities

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Dr. Edward J. Lordan


College of Arts & Humanities

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Dr. Brandon Mitchell

Associate Professor

College of Sciences and Mathematics

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