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Discover Growth and Opportunity at California University of Pennsylvania

You’re ready to explore. To question. To discover your path to the future. As you enter this new phase in your life, the staff and faculty at California University of Pennsylvania are ready to assist you on your journey. Cal U connects classroom learning with real-world experiences designed to help every student grow. You’ll be empowered to unlock your story.

Enter the Workforce with Knowledge

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

That’s why Cal U provides not only career-focused learning, but also the hands-on experience and knowledge you’ll need to compete for those top-level jobs in the industry you choose.

Whether you know where you’re going or are still figuring out your destination, Cal U has an academic program that’s just right for you! California offers more than 100 undergraduate and over 95 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 industrial technology management, 100 percent online.

  • 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. Or turn your love of animals into a career in veterinary technology.

  • 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 cyber forensics.

Knowledge is vital, but experience counts, too. Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with internships, practicums and study-abroad programs. These opportunities supplement classroom education, build your résumé and get you ready 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. You’ll find information literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) infused 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 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.

California offers small classes, with an average class size of just 19 students. And every class is taught by an expert faculty member, not a graduate student or teaching assistant. Online and on campus, Cal U’s faculty and staff take a real interest in the success of their students. They take 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 your advisers’ help, you can explore career options and develop a Career Advantage plan that’s the perfect fit for your skills, talents and interests. It’s never too soon to start building the future you envision!

See for Yourself

Visit Cal U’s beautiful 294-acre campus or get a glimpse of what Cal U has to offer by taking a virtual tour online. You can contact the Welcome Center today at (724) 938-1626 for details about campus visits and open house events, or learn more online at

Live, learn and grow with Cal U.


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