Waynesburg, Pennsylvania


Location: Waynesburg University is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, one hour south of Pittsburgh, and is easily accessible from I-79. 

Founded: 1849

Enrollment: 1,400 traditional undergraduate students

Character: Private Christian university founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, embracing students from all faiths and denominational backgrounds

Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Average Class Size: 18

Academics: Waynesburg offers more than 70 major concentrations and five bachelor’s-to-master’s programs in Athletic Training, Business, Counseling, Criminal Investigation, and Education. 

Athletics: 20 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: 97% of 2016 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 (BS/MS)
• Biblical and Ministry Studies
- Children and Youth Ministry
- International Mission
- Media Ministry
- Religion and Philosophy

• Biology (BA or BS)
- Pre-dental
- Pre-medical
- Pre-physical Therapy
- Pre-veterinary
• Business Administration
- Accounting
- Applied Business (BA)

- 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 Mathematics
- 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 (BS)
- Education (BA)
- Social Science (BA)
• International Studies
- Business
- Culture

• Marine Biology (3-1)
• Mathematics
• Music Ministry
• Nursing—BSN
• 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
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Relations
• Self-Development
• Service Leadership
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Theatre
• Women’s Studies


Waynesburg University, a private Christian university in southwestern Pennsylvania, provides a valuable, personal, and hands-on educational experience that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for lives of purpose. 

Waynesburg University will challenge you to live a life of purpose. You will develop your intellect, gain valuable career experience, and benefit from small classes taught by professors who care. Integrating Christian faith into academic disciplines, Waynesburg University will teach you how your choices influence others and how your decisions can shape the world. 

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 national award-winning student newspaper, or participating in a variety of other experiential learning opportunities applicable to your major.

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 helps me grow in my faith every single day,” said Kimberly Baston, a 2017 Communications graduate. “I was raised in the church and taught to live a Christ-like life, but I often wondered how I would successfully do so without choosing a career in ministry. At Waynesburg, my professors constantly show me through words and example how to live a life of purpose for God in my chosen field.” 

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 approximately 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 are $10,000 below the national average for a private, nonprofit four-year college. Between Achievement Awards and additional scholarships; federal, state, and institutional grants; and a number of work-study opportunities, you will find that Waynesburg University is quite affordable.

Nationally ranked as a top school for educational value by Money magazine, Colleges of Distinction, and College Factual, the University offers an outcome-driven education in more than 70 undergraduate major concentrations.

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.

Ninety-seven percent of 2016 graduates reported working full time or attending graduate school within one year of graduation.

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