Find Your Westfield through...

Academics

Whether you know what you want to study or aren't quite sure, our hands-on faculty and staff will help you along the way. That's why our six-year graduation rate is one of the best in Massachusetts, and why we were named one of the top 40 public universities in the North (U.S. News & World Report, 2012).

Our comprehensive liberal arts experience prepares students for success in their career of choice.

17:1
Low student-faculty ratio
Top 40
Public universities in the North

Degree Programs Back to Top

Your area of study is a reflection of what you want to do with your life, or what interests you most. Whether you're a first-time student or transferring from another university, you can earn an undergraduate degree that will kick-start your career or help you to pursue your passion.

Honors

SAT score 1150 or higher (critical reading + math)
Check out our Honors Program

Undergraduate Course Catalog & Student Handbook

Minor requirements vary for each program and department, but you can choose whatever program you want to complement your major, or to expand your knowledge into other areas of study.

If you've already earned a baccalaureate degree, you may apply to the Second Bachelor degree program to pursue another without re-taking core courses. Talk with an advisor from the Division of Graduate & Continuing Education to learn more.

Choose from our Majors & Concentrations

If you've graduated from a Massachusetts community college and/or completed the Mass transfer compact, this program will let you complete your bachelor's degree entirely online. Contact the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education for details.

Interested in furthering your education or standing out in the job market? If you've already earned your bachelor's degree, you can complete your master's degree within a few years.

Graduate Course Catalog

Continuing Education Back to Top

If you are looking to earn specific career knowledge, one of these certificates may be right for you. No previous college degree required.

If you already have your degree and would like even more training, graduate certificates offer further specialization and will better your career.

Center for Teacher Education and Research

Westfield State offers professional development courses, seminars, and educational resources for teachers, superintendents, and school administrators.

Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) Teacher's Endorsement Courses

Westfield State University offers graduate credits to teachers taking the SEI endorsement course through their school districts.

Social Work Continuing Education Units

The WSU Department of Social Work is now offering, through Apple's iTunes U, online CEUs for social workers licensed in the state of Massachusetts.

Our non-credit courses are taught on evenings and weekends for the Westfield community, along with several readily available online classes.

We value the pursuit of education. That's why we offer these preparation courses to help you on your way.

Spend a week learning what you love! Younger students can pursue their passions and actively learn in a university setting with one of our summer youth programs.

College for Kids

Choose from multiple themes each week, available for students age 5-16.

Academic Support Back to Top

The Department of Academic Achievement's mission is to provide students with the tools to explore academic opportunities as well as to plot strategies for continued growth.

Office of Academic Achievement

From orientation to graduation, our advisors are here to make sure you're keeping your education goals on track.

Free to all students

Academic Advising Center

Located in the Banacos Academic Center, Disability Services helps students with documented physical and learning disabilities receive the accommodations they need.

Disabilities Services

The first year of college is an exciting time – new friends, opportunities, responsibilities and expectations! The more informed you are, the better prepared you will be to take advantage of all the University has to offer students.

First Year Success

This special admissions program from the Banacos Academic Center is for students with documented learning disabilities. If interested, be sure to check the box on the Westfield Admissions Application.

Learning Disabilities Program at the Banacos Academic Center

Our full-service peer-tutoring program is available for all undergraduate students during the Fall and Spring semesters by appointment.

Free to all students

Peer Tutoring

All writers can benefit from collaboration. We assist students in this process, including the outlining, revising, editing and proofreading stages.

Reading & Writing Center

This federally funded program is free to students who meet eligibility requirements for income, disability status, or whose parents did not attend college.

TRiO Student Support Services

This special admissions program, which includes a 5-week preparatory session the summer before freshman year and support for your four years at Westfield, is for students who meet eligibility requirements for income, disability status, or whose parents did not attend college. If interested, be sure to check the box on the Westfield Admissions Application.

Urban Education Program

Beyond the Classroom Back to Top

Our program offers short- or full-term programs and national and international exchange opportunities for undergraduate students for academic credit.

Study Abroad

Internships are increasingly important in the for students in the 21st Century.

Internships

Students looking to get into the job market can schedule a mock interview, connect with alumni or polish their resumes with our assistance.

Career Center