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Academics & Majors

Graduation Statistics


graduate within six years
  • 50% within eight years
  • 16% within four years

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1,826 Graduates
William Paterson University of New Jersey offers bachelors through masters degrees.
Bachelor's Master's

Faculty Overview

792 Faculty
Full Time
  • 403 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 389 Instructional
  • 0 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Distance Learning

Can't make it to the campus? This college has remote classroom options.

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

Teacher Certification Offered

This college offers teacher certification.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • Deziree from Paterson, NJ
  • 5
  • William Paterson University offers an education of tremendous value in a learning community that is committed to providing academic excellence. …

  • Dec-29-2009 Read More
  • Rukshana from Paterson, NJ
  • 5
  • My first semester here and I already know more things than my older sister who is a junior in a different college. I amaze my family by giving them advise…

  • Dec-31-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies Bachelor Master
African-American/Black Studies 3 -
Asian Studies/Civilization 2 -
Women's Studies 9 -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 47 6
Biotechnology 6 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master
Accounting 96 -
Business Administration and Management, General 252 44
Selling Skills and Sales Operations 10 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric 187 -
Mass Communication/Media Studies - 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master
Computer and Information Sciences, General 15 -
Education Bachelor Master
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services - 36
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 30 -
Education, General - 39
Educational Leadership and Administration, General - 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 78 22
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 53 -
Reading Teacher Education - 11
Special Education and Teaching, General - 16
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels - 1
English Language and Literature/Letters Bachelor Master
English Language and Literature, General 87 12
Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor Master
French Language and Literature 1 -
Spanish Language and Literature 15 -
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master
Athletic Training/Trainer 8 -
Communication Disorders, General 1 19
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 9 -
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 15 -
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) 88 12
History Bachelor Master
History, General 47 6
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master
Mathematics, General 20 -
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master
Environmental Studies 4 -
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Bachelor Master
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 16 -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master
Philosophy 9 -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master
Chemistry, General 8 -
Geology/Earth Science, General 1 -
Psychology Bachelor Master
Clinical Psychology - 17
Psychology, General 146 -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master
Anthropology 5 -
Economics, General 4 -
Geography 5 -
Political Science and Government, General 26 5
Sociology 154 2
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master
Art/Art Studies, General 56 9
Music Performance, General 21 -
Music, General 5 15