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Undergraduate Programs

Worcester State University offers more than 50 undergraduate programs organized into two schools: the School of Education, Health, and Natural Sciences and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The University awards Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) and Bachelor of Science (B. S.) degrees in 25 academic disciplines as well as minors in 30 academic programs and eight interdisciplinary minors or concentrations. 

In addition, Worcester State University offers a number of flexible learning opportunities to help you tailor your education to your specific needs. Rigorous pre-law and pre-med programs as well as articulated transfer agreements with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences further expand educational options for WSU students. Accelerated “4+1” options enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years in the following programs: 

B.S. Sociology with M.S. Non-Profit Management

           
B.S. Urban Studies with M.S. Non-Profit Management 

           
B.S. Business Administration with M.S. Management

 

(For more information about graduate degree programs at Worcester State University, visit The Graduate School.)

Academic Requirements

Candidates for a baccalaureate degree must complete 120 semester-hour credits with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and a minimum of 2.0 GPA or higher in the departmental and ancillary courses of the major field of concentration. To receive a baccalaureate degree from

Worcester State University, a student must:

   Complete 30 of the last 40 credits at Worcester State University
   Earn a majority of credits in the major at Worcester State
    University
   Earn a majority of credits in the minor (if elected) at the
    University

Students completing their degrees within six years must meet the degree requirements in effect when they entered the University. After six years, students are subject to the degree requirements in effect for their year of graduation.

Although not required for graduation, students may elect to earn a minor by completing between 18 and 24 credits in a discipline other than the student’s major discipline.   

Programs and Departments
 

  Program

  Major

 Minor
/IC**

  Sponsoring
  Department

Art

X

Visual & Performing Arts

Bioinformatics **         

IC

Biology

Biology

BS

Biology

Biotechnology Δ

BS

Biology

Business Administration

BS*

X

Business Administration & Economics

Chemistry

BS

X

Chemistry

Communication

BA*

X

Communication

Communication Sciences
& Disorders Δ

BS

X

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Community Health

BS*

Health Sciences

Computer Science

BS

X

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

BS*

Criminal Justice

Early Childhood
Education Ɨ

BS

Education

Economics

BS

X

Business Administration & Economics

Elementary Education Ɨ

BS

Education

English Δ

BA*

X

English

French

X

World Languages

Geography

BS

X

Physical & Earth Sciences

Gerontology **

IC

Urban Studies

Global Studies **

IC

Global Studies 

Health Education Ɨ

BS*

X

Health Sciences

Health Fitness

X

Health Sciences

History Δ

BA*

X

History & Political Science

Information Technology

X

Computer Science

Intergenerational Studies
& Community Service

X

Urban Studies

Mathematics

BS

X

Mathematics

Middle East Studies

X

Middle School Education Ɨ

X

Education

Music

X

Visual and Performing Arts

Natural Science

BS*

X

Physical & Earth Sciences

 

Nuclear Medicine Technology **

IC

Biology, Chemistry, and Physical & Earth Sciences

Nursing Δ

BS

Nursing

Occupational Studies Δ

BS

Occupational Therapy

Philosophy

X

Philosophy

Philosophy & Law

X

Philosophy

Physics

X

Physical & Earth Sciences

Political Science

X

History & Political Science

Psychology

BS*

X

Psychology

Secondary Education Ɨ                  

X

Education

Sociology

BS

X

Sociology

Spanish

BA

X

World Languages

Sport Coaching

X

Health Sciences

Theatre

X

Visual & Performing Arts

Urban Studies

BS

X

Urban Studies

Visual & Performing Arts

BA

Visual & Performing Arts

Web Development

X

Visual & Performing Arts

Women's Studies **

IC

Women’s Studies

*Majors that are also offered in the evening.

**Interdisciplinary Concentration (IC) 

Δ Master’s Degree Offered in Major

Master of Science in Management, Non-Profit Management, Health Care Administration

Ɨ Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Leadership and Administration, Middle School Education, Moderate Special Needs, Reading, Secondary Education,  Health Education

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