Values, Vision and Mission Statement

The Professional Studies program values:

  • Student Individuality and creativity in the development of their unique program of study;
  • Interdisciplinary Study which emphasize the everyday connections between fields of study;
  • Student Responsibility and Independence in taking ownership of their academic experience; and
  • Development of Transferable Skills that will enable students to succeed in their future endeavors.

Professional Studies Program Vision:

The Professional Studies Program will maintain and ensure a quality educational experience as developed by each of its students. It will be responsive to the needs of the university and its students. Matriculation through the Program will be an empowering experience as students assume greater control of their academic plan.

Professional Studies Program Mission Statement:

The Professional Studies Program at West Chester University enables students to create a unique, individualized academic program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. The process through which the program is created encourages students to critically assess their personal skills and abilities, strengths and weaknesses, personal values and priorities as they plan their educational experience. The skills and abilities that are developed during the student's matriculation through their program of study will benefit them in their professional and personal lives.

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