Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Assistant Provost and Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
Phone: 610-738-0492
Email: JSantivasc@wcupa.edu

Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Support
Phone: 267-386-3014
Email: MCohen@wcupa.edu

Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director of the Writing Center
Phone: 215-560-5986
Email: BMorgan@wcupa.edu

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339
Email: KMurray@wcupa.edu


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Undergraduate Programs at WCU in Philadelphia

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis. As completed applications are received, they are reviewed, decisions are made, and the applicants are notified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

B.S.W. Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work program at West Chester University in Philadelphia is a part-time degree completion program that emphasizes critical thinking, self-evaluation, and understanding the connections between people and their environments. BSW students apply their assessment and intervention skills through two field placements that occur over the course of three semesters. Students learn to promote the strengths and well-being of diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. After graduation, students are able to choose from a variety of entry-level social work positions. Many students choose to pursue graduate education in social work and related fields.The BSW program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

In order to fulfill degree requirements, students are encouraged to have completed all general education courses prior to attending the BSW program in Philadelphia. Social Work courses are offered in Philadelphia along with a limited number of general education courses. Students must complete general education courses not offered at WCU in Philadelphia at community college (through dual enrollment) or on WCU’s campus in West Chester, PA.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Personal Statement
  • Select Fee Waiver as payment method
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended to Undergraduate Admissions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50

*The BSW program admits for the fall semester only.

BSW Required Courses

 

B.S.N. for the Registered Nurse

West Chester University’s nationally ranked RN-to-BSN program is available in Center City Philadelphia. Designed for licensed Registered Nurses, this degree completion program will put you on the fast track to success. The RN-to-BSN program is designed to meet the needs of our busy students who are balancing life and work in addition to studies. Courses are offered in a hybrid format, alternating between in-person weekly evening classes and online assignments. Nurses with a BSN are needed in areas such as acute care, healthcare administration, and many other areas. Graduates of WCU’s RN-to-BSN Program continue to grow professionally and are qualified to take on a number of roles in both acute and chronic healthcare settings as well as community settings. Many graduates continue on for graduate studies which qualifies them for leadership or nursing education positions. The BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2019.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Personal Statement
  • Select Fee Waiver as payment method
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended sent to Undergraduate Admissions with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
 
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