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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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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All of us share a deep passion for West Chester University and this passion continues to grow exponentially with each graduating class. I fell in love with WCU when I first came to this campus many years ago and I want every student to fall in love with WCU, too. I want students to feel that when they step onto this campus they belong here, they're happy that they came here, and this is where they want to be.

- West Chester University President R. Lorraine Bernotsky, DPhil


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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Dr. Nancy Barker

Associate Professor

College of Health Sciences

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Dr. Yanira Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

College of Arts & Humanities

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Dr. Denise Polk


College of Arts & Humanities

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