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.)
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
• Earn a majority of credits in the minor (if elected) at the
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
*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