As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

Western offers many degree programs appropriate for ISEP participants including majors in visual and performing arts, the physical sciences, education, liberal arts and sciences, business management and marketing, and justice and law administration. The School of Visual and Performing Arts, with a state-of-the-art facility, provides art, music and theater arts students with the opportunity to work side-by-side with an outstanding faculty of internationally recognized artists, directors, designers, performers, and scholars in a highly inspiring and professional environment. Western’s Ancell School of Business offers a broad range of specializations to prepare students for careers in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing. The justice and law administration curriculum offers concentrations in criminology, legal and paralegal studies, law enforcement, and corrections and rehabilitation. Western programs in the physical sciences offer diverse opportunities for student participation in field research projects regionally and internationally, as well as lab work in Western’s state-of-the-art science building. The university also offers the only bachelor’s degree program in meteorology in the state of Connecticut. 


Housing is available for students in the Pinney Hall apartments on campus. This 425-bed, apartment-style residence hall is typically reserved for junior/senior students and accommodates five students per suite. Each unit contains three furnished bedrooms, two bathrooms, a furnished living and dining area and a full-sized kitchen. Each apartment has a balcony.


ISEP students will receive a meal stipend based on the cost of living for students at WCSU, which they can use to purchase meals on campus or groceries to cook meals in shared facilities. 

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing or meal benefits over the summer break

Course Description

For the upcoming term's available classes, use the WCSU website. Not all courses listed in the catalog are available each term.

Website for Course Availability


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Fields of Study

  • Biology Recommended!

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education:

    Elementary Education Secondary Education

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Community Health Services/Counseling Health and Wellness

  • History:

    American History (United States) European History History, Other

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Corrections Criminology Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Mathematics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • Physical Sciences:

    Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Digital Arts Drama and Theatre Arts Graphic Design Jazz Studies Music Performance Music Technology Photography Studio Arts Technical Theatre Design and Technology

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 78
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Application Instructions

Please go to Open/Close on the WCSU course catalogue website (Put Open/Close in the Search bar)


Then send us the course and course number and section you want, for example, a course in Financial Accounting will have ACC 201-01.


Other Academic Conditions

Please note that some upper level business courses, such as Strategic Management, are not open to ISEP students since U.S. students require these for their capstone courses.

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.


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