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Undergrad Profile

Waynesburg University, a Christian liberal arts university in Southwestern Pennsylvania, provides students with opportunities to pursue truth in God’s world through rigorous scholarship, academic excellence, and creative expression.

Waynesburg offers more than 70 major concentrations and three integrated bachelor’s-to-master’s programs in business, counseling, and education, as well as several affiliation agreements with regional medical and law schools. These agreements afford increased opportunities for acceptance into advanced professional degree programs.  

Beginning freshman year, hands-on learning opportunities abound. You might find yourself analyzing crime scene blood spatter in the Forensic Science Lab, leading a local youth group, writing for the award-winning student newspaper, or participating in a variety of other experiential learning opportunities applicable to your major.

Students are prepared for the real world by experiencing it. Sometimes required and always encouraged, internships are an important component of academic development. Recent international and domestic internships include Bosch, the Cleveland Clinic, CNN, the Department of Energy, and Walt Disney World.

Mike Cipoletti, assistant professor of forensic science, spends “more than 375 hours of face time” with a student over a four-year span. What does this mean for you? Your professors will know you. They will be able to provide you with individualized attention and more specific career advisement.

As a proud member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), Waynesburg helps students develop academically and professionally on the foundation of faith. Faith is an integral part of the University’s mission and is reinforced in the classroom.

You may choose to practice your faith every Tuesday at Chapel, in your classes, in a prayer or Bible study group, through your artwork, while serving others, or in your own individual way. You will also have opportunities to discuss theory and application of faith as it relates to your future profession.

Waynesburg University encourages you to build relationships within its Christian community. Through the spiritual opportunities and programs offered, Waynesburg University will provide everything you need to establish, explore, and cultivate a relationship with Christ.

While guiding students in the development of specific skills and talents, Waynesburg also provides opportunities to apply and sharpen them through service. In fact, students, faculty, and staff spend 50,000 hours each year working to improve the lives of others.

Whichever major you choose, you will have service opportunities that fit your skill set and interests. Opportunities include service learning courses and trips, the Bonner Program, student organizations that focus on serving others, and your own personal service initiatives.


More than 90% of students receive some form of financial aid each year, and tuition, room, and board is more than $11,000 below the national average for a private, nonprofit four-year college. Between Achievement Awards and additional scholarships; federal, state, and institutional grants; a number of work-study opportunities; and student and/or parent education loans, Waynesburg University is quite affordable.

Ninety-five percent of 2014 graduates reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.

“I am able to use my education and apply it in my role as a financial analyst, knowing full well that the work I am doing is helping people across the globe,” said Joshua Dains, a recent business graduate with a career at Mylan Pharmaceuticals. 

Waynesburg was recently ranked a top-value college in an outcome-based college rankings index compiled by Educate To Career (ETC), which describes its rankings as an effort to deliver on the promise of the federal government’s College Scorecard by providing actual college outcomes data on degree value and graduate employability.

The University’s Career Services Center works to ensure the successful transition from college to career for each student. The Center assists with everything from résumé composition to interviewing skills and offers job and internship fairs, one-on-one career coaching, mock interviews, and employer networking opportunities.

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Location: Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, one hour south of Pittsburgh and easily accessible from I-79

Founded: 1849

Enrollment: 1,400 traditional undergraduate; 600 graduate and professional students

Character: Private Christian university founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, embracing students from all faiths and denominational backgrounds; member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Average Class Size: 18

Academics: More than 70 academic concentrations

Athletics: 18 men’s and women’s varsity sports competing in the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC)

Financial Aid: More than 90% of Waynesburg University students receive financial aid.

Outcomes: 95% of 2014 graduates reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.


• Art
• Arts Administration
- Music Concentration
- Theatre Concentration
- Visual Arts Concentration
• Athletic Training
• Biblical and Ministry Studies
- Children and Youth Ministry
- Drama Ministry
- International Mission
- Latin American Studies
- Media Ministry
- Religion and Philosophy

• Biology (B.A. or B.S.)
- Pre-dental
- Pre-medical
- Pre-physical Therapy
- Pre-veterinary
• Business Administration
- Accounting
- Business Management
- Entrepreneurship
- Finance
- Forensic Accounting
- Marketing
- Public Accounting
- Sports Management
• Chemistry
- Biochemistry
- Forensic Chemistry
• Communication
- Advertising
- Digital Design
- Electronic Media (TV/Radio)
- Journalism
- Public Relations
- Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information
• Computer Science
- Business Information Science
- Computer Security and Forensics
- Information Technology
• Criminal Justice Administration
• Early Childhood Education (PreK/4
th Grade)
• Early Childhood Education (PreK/4
th Grade) with Special Education Certification
• Elementary/Middle Level Education (4
th-8th Grade Certification)
- English/Language Arts and
- English/Language Arts and Science
- Science and Mathematics
- Social Studies and Mathematics
- Social Studies and Science
• Engineering (3-2)
- Chemistry
- Mathematics

• English
- Creative Writing
- Literature
- Professional Writing
• Environmental Science
• Exercise Science
- Fitness Management
- Wellness/Physiology

• Forensic Science
• History
- Public and Applied History
• Human Services (B.S.)
- Education (B.A.)
- Social Science (B.A.)
• International Studies
- Business
- Culture

• Marine Biology (3-1)
• Mathematics
• Music Ministry
• Nursing—B.S.N.
• Psychology
• Secondary Education (7
th-12th Grade)
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English/Creative Writing
- English/Literature
- General Science
- History/Social Studies
- Mathematics
• Social Science
- Political Science
- Pre-law

• Sociology
- Family Studies
- Sociological Studies
- Urban Studies

• Undecided/Exploring

• Accounting
• Art
• Biblical and Ministry Studies
• Biology
• Business Management
• Chemistry
• Child Development
• Communication
• Computer Science
• Counseling
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Studies
• Exercise Science
• Film Studies
• Finance
• Financial Mathematics
• History
• International Studies
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Music