College of Business and Public Affairs
624 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Name: Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.
Position: Dean (Interim)
Name: Dorothy Ives Dewey, Ph.D.
Position: Associate Dean (Interim)
Name: Deborah Axsom
Position: Executive Assistant to the Dean
Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Business Manager
Name: Ruth Flanagan
Position: Receptionist and Assistant for the Associate Dean
Our programs feature small classes and highly qualified faculty who are committed to teaching excellence and a wide range of research interests. Our programs provide students with internship opportunities.
The Accounting Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Accredited by the AACSB, the program teaches a wide range of knowledge and skills related to public accounting. Students are well-prepared for careers in public accounting, in both the public and private sectors. The degree is well-regarded in the region, and most students have secured employment upon graduation.
The Management Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Management. Accredited by the AACSB, this degree is designed to enable students to develop the skills required to manage businesses and other types of organizations effectively. Students learn about management tools and processes and develop the necessary analytical, communication and interpersonal skills necessary for a successful career.
The Criminal Justice Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. The program combines an excellent theoretical grounding in the discipline with broad-based competencies in the field. Every student completes a field-based practicum. Students who graduate from the program have a superior command of the essential areas of criminal justice.
The Economics and Finance Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Accredited by the AACBS, the program is oriented to business-related applications of economics. For students who desire a general understanding of economics, the curriculum emphasizes the economic issues affecting society and the techniques for analyzing economic problems.
The Economics and Finance Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Finance. The program is designed to teach practical and theoretical concepts in finance. Graduates develop the necessary communication, problem solving and technological skills to be successful in a career related to finance.
The Geography and Planning Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. With heavy emphasis on GIS technologies and quantitative analysis, the program prepares students for a variety of career choices in geo-spatial technologies, planning, environmental professions, land use and development, in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Graduates who elect to pursue graduate degrees are usually accepted, often with full financial support.
The Marketing Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. The program, accredited by the AACSB, is designed to prepare students to pursue a variety of careers in the marketing profession. Students learn about marketing tools and processes and develop the necessary analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills necessary for a successful career.
The Political Science Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Students can choose to a general concentration or concentrations in International Relations or Applied Public Policy. The program is designed to prepare students for a number of careers including government employees, public officials, lawyers, diplomats, political consultants and more. Upon graduation, students are well-prepared to enter graduate programs in law, public administration, planning and related disciplines.
The Undergraduate Social Work Department offers a Bachelor of Social Work. The program, accredited by CSWE, prepares students for general professional practice in social work. Students develop a wide range of knowledge and skills and a solid grounding in the values of the social work profession. Each student completes a supervised internship in the field and is prepared for entry into human service professions.