Westfield State University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Westfield State University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Westfield State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Westfield State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 61% of students who start college at Westfield State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Westfield State University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Westfield State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Westfield State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Westfield State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Westfield State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Westfield State University.
Student Designed Majors
Westfield State University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Westfield State University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Westfield State University
Westfield State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Westfield State University offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Westfield State University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Westfield State University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Westfield State University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Westfield State University.
❌ Students at Westfield State University are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Westfield State University does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Governor Joseph B. Ely Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Westfield State University offers these dual degree programs:
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Westfield State University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Westfield State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Westfield State University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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