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University College

705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center Room 262
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-3416
Fax: 610-436-2600

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University College promotes academic excellence and contributes to the success of all students at West Chester University.

Message from the Dean

Welcome to University College at West Chester University! I am pleased you are here. I just joined the University in July 2018, and I am very happy with my decision to come to West Chester. I believe you will be happy with your decision to become a Golden Ram, as well.

In University College, we are committed to three ideals: exploration, interdisciplinarity, and access. 

We are the college of exploration as we are home to students working with the Exploratory Studies Program. Exploratory Studies is for students who have not yet declared a major and are working to find their path. This program is committed to supporting students so they can find the right path to help solve the problems of tomorrow.

If students find that the problems they want to help solve require expertise in various fields, they may major in one of the interdisciplinary programs in University College:the Liberal Studies major or the Professional Studies concentration. These programs allow students to build customized degrees that require students to build expertise in multiple areas.

University College is also home to a number of support services that help students succeed at WCU including the Academic Development Program (ADP), the Achieve! Program, the Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC)the Office Of Services For Students With Disabilities (OSSD), the Ram Initiative, the Summer Bridge Program, and the Writing Center.

The faculty, staff, and dean’s office of University College are eager to support you in yourtime here at West Chester University and beyond. If there is anything we can do to assist, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at

Go Rams!

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