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Education and Nursing.Limitations
Audition or portfolio review is required for admission to music and art classes. Non-native English speakers must have a TOEFL score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79-80 Internet. Exchange unavailable to students from other New Jersey NSE campuses.
NSE students may not take courses in Athletic Training.Notable Academic Programs
- Business - William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business— one of an elite group of business colleges to achieve international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—offers a variety of challenging and rewarding degree paths to prepare you to excel in today’s global business environment.
- Communications - The College of the Arts and Communication at William Paterson University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the visual arts, communication, and music.When you enroll in one of our outstanding degree programs, you will study with an award-winning faculty that includes working fine artists, designers, actors, directors, broadcasters, communication and public relations specialists, musicians, arrangers, composers, and conductors, among others.
- Accounting - The accounting curriculum prepares students for a number of professional examinations including the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and other certifications. It also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees such as the Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA), or Master of Taxation.
- International Business - The Global Business program prepares majors to compete in global markets through knowledge of languages, cultures, differences in business etiquette, and diversity of customs, in addition to hard business skills.
- Art Studies - The Art Department offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in a wide variety of areas.The BA and BFA degrees are planned to enhance visual perception, cultivate independent thinking and prepare students for a variety of careers which require a keenly developed sensitivity in the visual arts.
Unique Academic Programs
- Broadcasting - The $2.5 million upgrade to Hobart Hall’s two-studio TV complex includes seven new high-definition television studio cameras, as well as two identical state-of-the-art high-definition control rooms which are designed to control either or both of the studios. The redesigned layout now includes a green room for guests.
- Chinese Studies - A unique program, the Asian studies major offers specializations in the three tracks: East Asia, South Asia and Asian languages.The program also offers two minors, one multidisciplinary, the other a concentration in Asian languages.
- International Business - Global business is a diverse profession involving interacting effectively with colleagues and consumers from nations around the world. Global business professionals work in a variety of capacities, from international marketing, to banking, to hospitality management.
- Music/Jazz Studies - It is one of the few in the country with real emphasis on small-group playing and a genuine commitment to the jazz tradition.Its artist/teacher faculty is made up of world-class New York area professionals and is second to none.
- Womens Studies - The Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines a variety of disciplines including sociology, literature, psychology and political science. Through these areas of study students will critique power structures relating to sex, sexuality, race, class, age, abilities, belief systems, and other societal institutions.
OptionsUndergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Honors Access: Yes
Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Caribbean Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts
Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Genetics, Physiology
Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Relations
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Media News, Radio and Television Studies, Television, Writing/Editing
Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Legal Studies
Earth Sciences: Earth Science
Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Kindergarten Education, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education
English: Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Linguistics, Literature, Professional Writing, Writing
Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Sustainability Studies
Foreign Language: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
General Studies: Liberal Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Community Health, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Public Health
Information Studies: Computer Science
International Studies: International Studies
Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Mathematics
Performing Arts: Directing, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: International Studies, Political Science
Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional
Recreation: Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Social Service, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders
Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus.
Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus.
Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available.
Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
Use FAFSA CODE: 002625
Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.