Diane Greenwood, MSW, LCSW
WCU Coordinator of Philadelphia Site
Phone: 610-436-2551
Email: DGreenwood@wcupa.edu


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Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Application Process

To expedite the processing of your application, we recommend that you apply electronically. When applying online, please read all instructions carefully. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Apply online. Please be sure to select the correct program code for the Philadelphia program of interest.
  • Type the required personal statement.
  • Select Fee Waiver as Payment Method.
  • Contact the registrar's office from every college or university you have attended and have an official transcript(s) mailed directly to WCU’s Office of undergraduate Admissions at:
    • West Chester University
      Attn: Philadelphia campus application
      Emil H. Messikomer Hall
      100 W. Rosedale Avenue
      West Chester, PA 19383
  • For transcript related questions, please contact WCU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

Further Information

Catherine Oberholtzer, M.S.
Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
COberholtzer@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-3479

Graduate Admissions

Application Process

Students applying to WCU in Philadelphia should apply electronically. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Apply online. Please be sure to select the correct program code for the Philadelphia program of interest.
  • Programs may have specific admissions requirements. Please check the program website for information on standardized testing, personal statements and other requirements.

Transcripts

WCU requires original transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended. Please have original transcripts sent to:

  • West Chester University
    Office of Graduate Studies, McKelvie Hall
    102 W. Rosedale Avenue
    West Chester, PA 19383

Further Information

Michele Auciello
Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment & Student Services
MAuciello@wcupa.edu
(610) 436-2575

Transfer Admissions

For updated listings of CCP, DCCC, MCCC and Harcum to WCU equivalencies, please visit the Transfer Credit Equivalencies page on the Registrar website.

CCP Students Seeking Transfer/Dual Enrollment

WCU Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice Course Sequence

Course Number and Name

Credits

WCU Equivalency

First Semester
JUS 101 - Survey of Justice
3
CRJ110
JUS 171 - Juvenile Justice
3
CRJ310
ENGL 101 - English Composition I
3
WRT120
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
3
SOC200
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology
3
CSW101
Second Semester
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology
3
PSY100
JUS 241 - Criminal Law
3
CRJ199
CRJ elective (JUS235)
3
CRJ220
CRJ elective (JUS151)
3
CRJ287
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper
3
WRT200
Third Semester
CRJ elective (JUS221)
3
CRJ240
CRJ elective (JUS201 or 281)
3
CRJ314 or CRJ316
JUS 291 - Contemporary Issues in Justice
3
CRJ199
MATH 118 - Intermediate Algebra (or higher)
3
MATH107
Science (BIOL106, CHEM101, EASC111, CSCI111 or PHY105)
3
BIO100, CHE199, ESS199, CSC141 or PHY100
Fourth Semester
CRJ elective (JUS201 or JUS281)
3
CRJ314 or CRJ316
Directed Elective: SOC215
3
CRJ210
Directed Elective: ENGL115
3
SPK208
Directed Elective: ART or MHL
3
Art
Humanities: PHI, LIT or HIS
3
PHI, LIT, or HIS

General Course Equivalencies

Course

WCU Equivalency

JUS 105 - Introduction to Corporate and Homeland Security*
CRJ199
JUS 121 - Legal Issues in Justice and Human Services
CRJ199
JUS 151 - Police Operations
CRJ287
JUS 181 - Community Relations
CRJ199
JUS 201 - Introduction to Terrorism
CRJ316
JUS 221 - Criminal Investigation
CRJ240
JUS 235 - American Correctional Institutions
CRJ220
JUS 237 - Community-Based Corrections
CRJ199
JUS 251 - Comparative Police Systems
CRJ199
JUS 261 - Criminal Evidence and Procedure
CRJ199
JUS 281 - Organized Crime
CRJ314
BHHS 121 - Foundations of Addiction Studies
CRJ199

*Transfer students are encouraged to take direct equivalency courses rather than CRJ199’s whenever possible. Students are especially encouraged to take JUS151 and JUS235 as their CRJ electives as these are required courses at WCU.

Requirements

  • Minimum credits needed to graduate from CCP: 60
  • Minimum credits needed to graduate from WCU: 120

Transfer students who fulfill the above course requirements and recommendations will need to take the following courses to complete the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Transfer students must take the following CRJ courses at WCU (30 credits):

  • CRJ300 Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • CRJ387 Criminal Justice Research (3 credits)
  • CRJ400 Criminal Procedure (3 credits)
  • CRJ490 Criminal Justice Practicum (12 credits)
  • Three additional CRJ electives

Additional required general education courses include:

  • Science (different discipline than already taken; 3 credits; may be taken at CCP)
  • Humanities (different discipline than already taken - PHI, LIT or HIS; 3 credits; may be taken at CCP)
  • Diversity course (WCU)
  • Interdisciplinary course (WCU)
  • Two "writing emphasis" courses (WCU), at least one of which is at the 300-level
  • Free electives to reach 120 credits (may be taken at CCP or WCU)

WCU Undergraduate Social Work Program

Social Work Course Sequence

NOTE: The Department advises all students to commit to this sequence and register courses accordingly. Academic credit for life experience or previous work experience is prohibited. If a Social Work student has difficulty enrolling in a Social Work Course, it is recommended that you contact your advisor immediately.

Course #

Course Name

Credits

YEAR ONE: (Pre-Candidacy) Fall Semester
SWO 200
Introduction to Social Welfare
3
SWO 225
Race Relations (I OR J)
3
WRT 120*
English Composition Effective Writing I
3
SOC*
Select any Sociology course (SOC 200 or 240 recommended)
3
FLG**
Foreign Language
3
YEAR ONE: (Pre-Candidacy) Spring Semester
SWO 220
Introduction to Generalist Practice
3
SWO 300
Family Systems (W)
3
WRT*
200, 204, 205, 206, 208 or 220
3
PSY*
Select any Psychology course (PSY 100 recommended)
3
FLG**
Foreign Language
3
YEAR TWO: (Pre-Candidacy) Fall Semester
SWO 332
Social Welfare Policies & Services
3
SWO 350
Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
3
PSC*
Select any Political Science course (PSC 100 recommended)
3
BIO*
Select any BIO (BIO 102 will not count towards this requirement)
3
HIS*
Select any History course (HIS 150 recommended)
3
YEAR TWO: Spring Semester
SWO 320
Generalist SW Practice I
3
SWO 351
Human Behavior & the Social Environment II (W) (J)
3
SPK 208 or 230
Communications (transfer of SPK 101 or 216 accepted if taken prior to Fall 2006)
3
LIT*
Select any Literature course (LIT 165 recommended)
3
Select any Science class from
CHE 100 or 103 or 104 or 107
CSC 110 or 115 or 141
ESS 101 or 111 or 170
PHY 100 or 105 or 130 or 140 or 170 or 180
3
YEAR THREE: (CANDIDACY Application Due Sept 15 Professional Social Work Coursework) Fall Semester
SWO 321
Generalist SW Practice II
3
SWO 431
Methods of Social Inquiry
3
MAT*
Select any Math course (MAT 104 or 121 recommended)
3
PHI**
Select any Philosophy course (PHI 180 Recommended)
3
Advised Elective
–––
3

Competency Exam fall semester, placement in Field is dependent upon passing exam.

YEAR THREE: (Professional Social Work Coursework) Spring Semester
SWO 375
Field Experience I
6
SWO 395
Junior Seminar
3
SWO 432
Advanced Policy Practice
3
Advised Elective
–––
3
YEAR FOUR: (Professional Social Work Coursework) Fall Semester
SWO 450
Field Experience II
6
SWO 495
Senior Seminar I
3
ARTS*
Select from Art, Cinematography, Dance, Music, Photography, or Theatre
3
Advised Elective
–––
3
YEAR FOUR: (Professional Social Work Coursework) Spring Semester
SWO 451
Field Experience III
6
SWO 496
Senior Seminar II
3
Advised Elective
–––
3
Advised Elective
–––
3

Social Work Electives: Special fields for social work: Human Service Professionals and the Law, Child Welfare Practice and Policy, and Mental Health and Social Work Practice, Topical Social Work Seminar.

*General Education Requirements
**Required Liberal Arts
***May take social work courses concurrently while applying for candidacy.

Note: Field Experience I, II, III have been submitted for approval of name change to CAPC.

General Course Equivalencies

CCP Course Offering

Credits

WCU Equivalency

Courses to be Taken at CCP = 60 credits
Any Sociology (Intro recommended)
3
Sociology (SOC)
ENGL 101 - English Composition I
3
Writing 120
ENGL 102 - English Composition II
3
Writing 200-level
See ENGL or Literature Courses
3
Literature
Any History (American History recommended)
3
History
Any Political Science (American Government recommended)
3
Political Science
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking
3
Public Speaking
Any Philosophy (Ethics recommended)
3
Philosophy
College Level Math (Statistics recommended)
3
Math
Any Biology (except BIO 102/environmental bio)
3
Biology 100 or 199
Any lab science (Chemistry, Physics, some CSCI, etc.)
3
Additional Science (NOT Bio)
Theatre, Painting, Drawing, Music, etc.
3
Art
Any Language* (Spanish recommended)
3
Foreign Language #1 (e.g. SPA 101)
Second language must build upon first
3
Foreign Language #2 (e.g. SPA 102)
Courses taken that do not count towards BSW degree
15
Free electives
Courses that can be taken at CCP or WCU-PMUC = 15 credits
SOC 233: Sociology of Ethnic and Minority Group Relations
SWO 225: Race Relations
3
BHHS 101: Introduction to Behavioral Health and Hum Svcs
SWO 200: Intro Social Welfare
3
BHHS 212: Resolution-Focused Helping Skills
SWO 220: Intro to Generalist Practice
3
BHHS 293: Family and Relationship Counseling
SWO 300: Family Systems
3
BHHS 103: Human Dev and Behavior in the Social Env
SWO 350: HBSE I
3
BSW Program Courses to be Taken at WCU-PMUC = 45 credits
SWO 320: Generalist Practice I (Individuals and Families)
3
SWO 321: Generalist Practice II (Groups, Organizations and Communities)
3
SWO 332: Social Welfare Policies and Services
3
SWO 351: Human Behavior and the Social Environment (HBSE) II
3
SWO 375: Field Experience I
6
SWO 395: Junior Seminar
3
SWO 431: Research Methods
3
SWO 432: Advanced Policy Practice
3
SWO 450: Field Experience II
6
SWO 451: Field Experience III
6
SWO 495: Senior Seminar I
3
SWO 496: Senior Seminar II
3

*Students that speak English as a second language, or who are bilingual/bicultural based on their family of origin can place out of this requirement (but need to make up the 6 credits).

Requirements

University General Education Requirements

  • WRT 120 (can place out of this) and one from WRT 200 series
  • 3 credits of a Math course above 100 levels (Math 104 or 121 rec)
  • SPK 208 or 230
  • 3 credits of diverse communities (For SW – SWO 351)
  • 3 credits of interdisciplinary course (For SW – SWO 225)
  • 9 credits of approved writing emphasis courses
  • Students must achieve a minimum of 120 credits to graduate

University Distributive Requirements

  • 6 credits of Science (For SW – BIO / one Science)
  • 6 credits of Behavior Science (For SW – 9 credits PSY, SOC, PSC)
  • 6 credits of Humanities (For SW – 9 cr -LIT, HIS, PHI)
  • 3 credits of ART
  • SW Students need 2.5 GPA overall for BSW

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Degree Requirements for a complete listing of acceptable Gen Ed and Lib Art courses