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William Paterson University

Academics and Majors

Visiting And Contact Information

Admissions Hall

300 Pompton Road

Wayne, NJ 07470

United States

Phone: 973-720-2125

Fax: 973-720-2910


Majors & Special Programs
Most Popular Majors: Business/Commerce, General
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Psychology, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
All Majors: Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
African-American/Black Studies
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/MA
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Exchange Student
Honors Program
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
Cluster courses (a program that provides opportunities for students and faculty to study and learn together in courses grouped in interdisciplinary clusters of three. Three faculty members teach these courses that meet together once every week to help students see the interdisciplinary connections). University Honors Program (Honors major tracks are available, and "honors" general education courses are offered.) International exchange program.
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Students must also take a course in health or movement science, one course in racism and/or sexism, and a course in some aspect of non-Western culture. The University's University Core Curriculum (the Core) is William Paterson University's new general education program that gives students the flexibility to customize their undergraduate academic experience by selecting from a broad range of courses in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. The curriculum may be connected with the major and helps students become well-educated citizens both locally and globally.
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:16:1
Total Faculty:1134
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:20 - 29
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:20 - 29
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