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Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

Exploring the intersection of biology and mind

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience educates students to develop an understanding of the complex questions surrounding human and animal behavior as well as the methods and techniques used by psychologists to answer these questions. The department offers BA or BS programs in Psychology for undergraduates.

Western New England University has partnered with the prestigious New England Center for Children to offer the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, which prepares students to meet the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) requirements for taking the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts. 

Through a combination of coursework and supervised practical and research experiences, the PhD program in Behavior Analysis program educates researchers and scientist-practitioners in the discovery, translation, and application of knowledge toward solving human behavior problems of societal importance (e.g., autism and related disabilities). As of August 2017, thirty of the program’s 37 program graduates serve as faculty in colleges and universities in the U.S. and teach courses in behavior analysis, primarily at the graduate level. View more of the graduates.

The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience also houses one of the most research-intensive programs at the College of Arts and Sciences. In intentionally small classes, our students gain hands-on experience in the Neuroscience laboratory suite where they study the functions of the brain and nervous systems. With an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience, students may pursue careers in the health sciences, clinical and research laboratories in various areas of science, or may choose to represent the scientific world in mainstream writing and media.

Students have written multiple publications from their doctoral program requirements as well as design, execute, and present research in a variety of areas.

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Western New England University celebrated its new incoming class of Honors Program students with it’s 24th annual presidential reception. WNE President Robert E. Johnson welcomed the Class of 2027 to this distinguished program, emphasizing academic rigor and leadership opportunities.

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Western New England University students and staff embarked on a transformative journey to Sorrento, Italy, as part of the Sorrento Study Abroad program. This immersive experience included courses in Business Communication and Italian Culture, with enriching activities like gelato-making and tours of historic sites, offering students insights into Italian culture and global business practices.

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