Discover Growth and Opportunity at California University of Pennsylvania

You’re ready to explore. To question. To discover your path to the future. And, as you enter this new phase in your life, the staff & faculty at California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) are ready to assist you along your journey. With its students in mind, Cal U connects classroom learning with real-world experiences that are designed to help you grow and inevitably effect change in your life and the world we live in.

Enter Today’s Workforce with Knowledge

Today’s workforce is competitive; therefore, job candidates need to be career-ready, possessing universal skills that will allow them to work effectively and efficiently on any team.

That’s why Cal U provides its students with not only career-focused learning, but the hands-on experience and knowledge that they need to compete for those top level jobs in the industry of their choice.

Whether you know where you’re going or you are still trying to figure out your destination, Cal U has an academic program that’s just right for you! The University offers more than 100 undergraduate and 100+ graduate programs in specialized areas of study. You can:

  • Construct a career in advanced manufacturing with mechatronics engineering technology, the only four-year program of its type in Pennsylvania. Or earn a degree in technology management, 100 percent online.

  • Take flight with a two-year technical studies degree in unmanned aerial systems/drone technology, one of the fastest-growing career fields in the nation.

  • Enter the business world with specialized skills in accounting, finance, management or marketing. Then, add a competitive edge — and learn to manage big data with a SAS certificate in data science, among the most in-demand credentials in today’s job market.

  • Keep an eye on the sky with a career in meteorology. Head outdoors with a degree in fisheries and wildlife, geology or natural resource management.

  • Shape the future of education by teaching children, including kids with special needs. Or create safer communities with a degree in criminal justice, where you can focus on homeland and international security, criminology, forensic science or cybercrimes.

Cal U further prepares students to enter the workforce by providing opportunities for internships, practicums and study-abroad programs that supplement classroom education, add experiences that build résumés and arm them with the tools needed to meet the demands of today’s job market.

STEM Skills are the Key to the Future

In this digital age, technology isn’t confined to the lab. It’s a part of everyday life. For more than 40 years, Cal U has made science and technology its special mission, infusing information literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills throughout the curriculum — even in programs where you might not expect it. For example:

  • Imagine preschoolers who use robots to learn their ABCs, or special needs students using iPads to reinforce behavioral skills. Cal U’s teacher-education students work with the latest classroom technology and software – and they share their learning with teachers in area schools.

  • Cal U’s Music and Theatre Department houses an innovative, multidisciplinary program in commercial music technology — the intersection of art and science. Theatre majors can specialize in design and entertainment technology, exploring the new equipment and software used throughout the entertainment industry.

  • Cal U English students have been involved in a series of digital storytelling projects that bring history into the digital age. Recognizing the power of images, as well as words, the communication studies program teaches the graphic design skills essential for social media and video production.

Realize Success

Cal U’s technology focus doesn’t mean it’s lost that personal touch. You’ll have the support you need to feel right at home and discover success.

The University offers small classes, with an average class size of just 19 students. And every class is taught by an award-winning faculty member, not a graduate student or teaching assistant. Online and on campus, the Cal U faculty and staff take a real interest in the success of their students. The University takes pride in seeing students graduate with both the skills and the confidence needed to reach their career goals.

All Cal U students, including first-year students, have access to career advisers from the Career and Professional Development Center. With the help of advisers, students are assisted in exploring career options and developing a Career Advantage plan to make a powerful impact in their chosen field of study.

You Are Invited to See for Yourself

Visit the beautiful 294-acre campus or take a virtual tour online so that you can get a glimpse of what Cal U has to offer. You can also contact the Welcome Center at (724) 938-1626, today, for details about campus visits and open house events or visit us online at

Live Learn and Grow with Cal U.