Westfield State University

Westfield State University, formerly Westfield State College, is a public four-year university with an annual enrollment of roughly 5,500 students. Westfield State was founded by Horace Mann, an educator and social reformist, in 1838 and is located in Westfield, Massachusetts. Westfield State was one of the first higher education institutions in the United States to admit students without respect to gender, race, or economic class.

Westfield State University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Undergraduate degrees include the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Special Education (B.S.E.) and Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.). At the graduate level, Westfield State awards the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Master of Social Work (M.S.W.). The university offers over 30 majors and 30 minors in 40 academic disciplines and concentrations. The most popular areas of study at Westfield include Business, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Education and Communication.

Westfield State is a top ranked university. It offers an exceptional academic program both on campus and online. Westfield State was recently ranked among to top colleges in the nation for its online and distance learning program. U.S. News & World report ranked Westfield State 4th in the nation in its "Best Online Programs" rankings. Educationcorner.com ranked Westfield State's online program 18th in the nation on its list of "Top Online Colleges" for 2016. Westfield State offers online bachelor degrees and minors in varrious subjects including Business, Sociology, History, Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice and Psychology. It also offers stand alone courses that can be completed online.

Westfield State University is regionally accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Many of its individual programs and departments also maintain their own professional accreditation.

General Information

Phone Number: (413) 572-5300
Address: 577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Medium ( 5,300+ undergrad, 690+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 1,027
Out-of-State Tuition $ 7,122
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Website Address: www.westfield.ma.edu/

Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Architecture and Related Services
City, Community and Regional Planning
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Commerce
Communication and Journalism
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Science
Information Science Studies
Biology Teacher Education
Education Of Individuals With Multiple Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration
English Teacher Education
General Science Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten Preschool Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Secondary School Administration
Special Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development - Specific Levels and Methods
Technology and Industrial Arts Teacher Education
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
Ethnic, Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training Trainer
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice Safety Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education Fitness
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration
Social Work
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government

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