William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

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How will you move to the forefront of a career in Health? 

William Paterson University’s College of Science and Health provides outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs and state-of-the-art facilities that place the University at the forefront of science education in New Jersey.

The College consists of several departments in Biology, Chemistry, Communication Disorders & Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Kinesiology, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health, which include more than 100 full-time faculty who are accomplished teachers, researchers, and grant winners. They foster an environment that combines intellectual inquiry with learning practical skills, all while nurturing and guiding students toward success in their future roles as knowledgeable and responsible employees and citizens.

When you enroll in the College of Science and Health, you'll benefit from a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities. The University’s expanded and renovated 232,000-square-foot Science Complex features smart classrooms and sophisticated research laboratories designed to encourage an interactive learning environment.  

Advances in computer and scientific technology are explored and used in the classrooms. Biological and environmental studies students utilize natural woods, ponds, streams, and a waterfall—all accessible from the campus. Students in health-related subjects receive valuable experience in the many health facilities in northern New Jersey. In addition, Nursing students benefit from the Nel Bolger, RN, Nursing Laboratory, a high-tech patient simulation laboratory suite that enables them to enhance proficiency with decision-making and procedures in a sophisticated, clinical facility. 


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Set on 407 wooded acres in WAYNEHALEDON, and NORTH HALEDONNEW JERSERY, campus is just three miles from the historic Great Falls in Paterson as well as just 20 miles from the rich cultural, artistic, and commercial life of New York City.

Empowering Students at WP

At William Paterson University, we continuously empower our students to achieve the goals they set for themselves. Here's what we offer to help students succeed!

 11,000 hours of community service in one year: Our students give back, big time.
 A vibrant campus community: Set on 407 wooded suburban acres, there's always something exciting going on.
 Proximity to New York City: Just 20 miles away, you can almost bite the Big Apple from here.
 31 club sports and intramural activities: From intramurals or club sports to intercollegiate athletics, the WP community offers something for everyone.
 13 NCAA Division III athletic teams: Our student-athletes give it their all, and the continued support of our alumni is an integral part of our success. 
 100+ student clubs and organizations: Go Greek. Get social. Soak up some culture. Find your club or start one.
 Alumni network 82,000 strong: Our alumni are living proof that our students achieve greatness—on campus and out in the world.
 Faculty Fulbright Scholars: Think of our professors as Olympic Gold Medalists in Academics.
 One-to-one mentoring: You’ll find your academic guru and support system at WP.
 2,000+ scholarships: Thousands of scholarships are available for an invaluable education at a great value. 
 Smaller classes: Small can make a big difference.
 Hands-on experience opportunities: Undergrads wrap their arms around the real world in state-of-the-art labs, classrooms, and studios.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "I gained all the building blocks I needed [at WP]: experience, an internship, and interview skills. Not only did performing laboratory research on campus increase my understanding of biological concepts, it also helped me establish solid relationships with faculty members and other student researchers. I also strengthened my public speaking abilities by presenting my research at conferences."

    • Ma. Veronica Holganza ’20, Biology
      Current medical student at The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas
  • "As a sophomore, I had the honor of being selected as an athletic training intern for the New York City Football Club. I worked directly with professional athletes, and thanks to WP, I felt prepared, confident, and comfortable in the job. The professors, clinical staff, and coaches here really want to see students do well; they invest a lot of their own time in us. It’s just as much about their hard work as ours when we succeed."

    • Carson Weis ’21, MS ’22
      Athletic Training; MS in Exercise & Sport Studies
  • "I was blown away by the resources here—not only physically on campus but also within the faculty. The professors don’t just teach and go home; they're doing a lot of great work and research within their discipline, and they include students in that—that’s what I’ve really valued. Faculty offer opportunities to learn outside of class all the time, which makes what we learned in class applicable and easier to understand."

    • Shellecia Smith ’20, Public Health
      Current MPH student at New York University