At Cheyney University, the core of our academic offerings has always been our unwavering mission: to equip and empower students of diverse backgrounds to be visionary leaders in their chosen fields. Through innovative approaches to teaching and quality academic programs, we expose our students to pioneering ideas, leading-edge research, and civic engagement. Our transformative approach to student development emphasizes the whole person, fostering success in the classroom, on campus, and in life. And we’re committed to ensuring academic success as students matriculate through their degree programs.

The academic curriculum at Cheyney University retains its foundation in the liberal arts, along with select professional studies programs. Our degree programs are divided into two academic schools: the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Professional Studies.

The School of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Humanities


Liberal Studies

  • Concentration in Education and Learning

The Department of Social Sciences

Social Relations

  • Concentration in American Political Studies
  • Concentration in Sociology
  • Concentration in Criminal Justice



The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences


  • Concentration in Pre-Medicine
  • Concentration in Pre-Nursing/Health Professions


The Department of Business, Education and Professional Studies

Business Administration

Recreation and Leisure Management

Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-8)


Cheyney University Learning Communities

The Cheyney University Learning Communities (CULC) program is designed to further expand our students’ learning experience. By coupling academic support with social connections, our program reinforces the academic and social confidence of our students. Based upon major, freshmen are assigned to cohort blocks, and placed into living and learning environments together in our residence halls. During the first year, students share courses and participate in collaborative and integrative learning activities, book discussion, study groups, and co-curricular activities together. Each cohort is assigned a team of mentors including faculty, staff, and student leaders who serve as a support network and meet with the students on a weekly basis during each semester.


Faculty Evaluations

We use SmartEvals’ online course evaluation suite which is designed with cutting-edge technology, providing a tremendous level of flexibility and customization. The SmartEvals Online Course Evaluations platform works to engage meaningful dialogues on the quality of academic curricula, the quality of instruction, and overall student satisfaction—fostering better educational experiences for students and faculty alike. More info at