Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Phone: 610-436-3376

Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Associate Director for Student Services
Phone: 267-386-3014

Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director, Student Success Center 
Phone: 267-386-3027 

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339

Kelly Smack
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Phone: 267-386-3019

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Undergraduate Programs at WCU in Philadelphia

Information Session Tuesday March 20 - 5:00-7:00PM

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. As completed applications are received, they are reviewed, decisions are made, and the applicants are notified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

B.S.W. Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work program at West Chester University in Philadelphia is a part-time degree completion program that emphasizes critical thinking, self-evaluation, and understanding the connections between people and their environments. BSW students apply their assessment and intervention skills through two field placements that occur over the course of three semesters. Students learn to promote the strengths and well-being of diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. After graduation, students are able to choose from a variety of entry-level social work positions. Many students choose to pursue graduate education in social work and related fields.The BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

In order to fulfill degree requirements, students are encouraged to have completed all general education courses prior to attending the BSW program in Philadelphia. Social Work courses are offered in Philadelphia along with a limited number of general education courses. Students must complete general education courses not offered at WCU in Philadelphia at community college (through dual enrollment) or on WCU’s campus in West Chester, PA.

CSWE Accredited

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Personal Statement
  • Select Fee Waiver as payment method
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended to Undergraduate Admissions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

*The BSW program admits for the fall semester only.

BSW Required Courses


  B.S.N. for the Registered Nurse  

West Chester University’s nationally ranked RN-to-BSN program is available in Center City Philadelphia. Designed for licensed Registered Nurses, this degree completion program will put you on the fast track to success. The RN-to-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of our busy students who are balancing life and work in addition to studies. Courses are offered in a hybrid format, alternating between in-person weekly evening classes and online assignments. Nurses with a BSN are needed in areas such as acute care, healthcare administration, and many other areas. Graduates of WCU’s RN-to-BSN Program continue to grow professionally and are qualified to take on a number of roles in both acute and chronic healthcare settings as well as community settings. Many graduates continue on for graduate studies which qualifies them for leadership or nursing education positions. The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2019.


Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Personal Statement
  • Select Fee Waiver as payment method
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended sent to Undergraduate Admissions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

B.S. Business Management

West Chester University in Philadelphia offers qualified transfer students the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from WCU’s AACSB-accredited School of Business. Offered in both a full-time and part-time format, the program includes in-person, online, and hybrid classes. Students may also do a summer internship for credit or complete a minor in Business Law.

Students in the program will acquire business knowledge, learn to think critically and communicate effectively and develop an ethical mindset with a global perspective on business.  The breadth and depth of the program makes it an ideal degree choice for furthering careers in a variety of organization types, including small businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. 

Applicants are welcome from all educational backgrounds, however core business and general education classes must be completed prior to admission. Students admitted to the degree completion program in Philadelphia receive a 10% tuition discount and reduced fees.

AACSB Accredited

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Personal Statement
  • Select Fee Waiver as payment method
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended to Undergraduate Admissions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  2. Complete the equivalent of the following core business classes with a grade of C or higher:
  • ACC201 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC202 - Managerial Accounting
  • ECO111 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO112 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO251 - Quantitative Business Analysis I
  • BLA201 - Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT200 - Principles of Management
  • MKT250 - Principles of Marketing
  • SPK208 or 230 – Public Speaking
  • MAT113, 115 or 131 - Algebra and Functions, Algebra, Functions & Trigonometry, Precalculus
  • MAT143 or MAT161 – Brief Calculus, Calculus

3. Complete the equivalent of the following general education classes

  • PHI 101, 150 or 180 - Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, or Introduction to Ethics
  • WRT120 - Effective Writing I
  • WRT200 – Effective Writing II
  • Humanities elective
  • Social science elective
  • Two science electives
  • Arts requirement

4. Pass an Excel proficiency exam with an 88% or better, which is required to register for 300 and 400 level business courses. 



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