Faculty members and students interacting in the classroom at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield


illustration of Carver Hall

A college is a family of educators and students dedicated to a specific discipline and area of knowledge. A university is a family of colleges, committed to building knowledge across disciplines. Here, we're the sum of five distinct colleges, each representing rigorous and rewarding paths onward and upward.

Commonwealth University Colleges


College Departments

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology 

Communication Studies 


History, Political Science, and Philosophy

Languages and Cultures

Media and Journalism

Music, Theatre, and Dance 


Visual Arts


College Departments

Accounting and Business Law

Economics and Finance

Instructional Technology, Technical Leadership, and Information & Technology Management

Management, International Business, and Supply Chain Management

Marketing and Professional Sales



College Departments

Counseling and Educational Leadership

Early Childhood Education

Exceptionality Programs

Middle Level, Secondary, and K-12 Education

Social Work



College Departments 

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Health and Exercise Sciences

School of Nursing, Graduate

School of Nursing, Undergraduate

Physician Assistant



College Departments


Dr. Angela Hess - Chair

Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics

Environmental, Geographical, and Geological Sciences 

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Digital Forensics