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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

From Creativity and Culture to Healthcare and Justice

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences at Western New England University! Our mission is to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career through applied and experiential learning and self-directed growth. We offer quality programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields such as biology, communication, computer science, education, forensics, criminal justice, and more.

Are you interested in making your mark on the world through visual arts? Or maybe you're passionate about changing lives and making the world a better place through science and technology? The College of Arts and Sciences fosters individuality and provides the tools to make your dreams a reality. With carefully designed programs and courses, unique learning opportunities, and caring professors who are dedicated to your success, you will be ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

This is the College of Arts & Sciences

98% Class of ’22 employed/attending graduate or professional school within 6 months of graduation
50+ Undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate programs
19 Labs for six science majors and three pre-professional health programs

Earn your degree in the College of Arts & Sciences at Western New England University

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are empowered to think critically, explore possibilities, and discover new solutions—whether that's through literature, addressing contemporary issues, or pursuing scientific discoveries and creating cutting-edge medical technology. The College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of programs to set you on the path to reaching those goals. From Biology, Chemistry, and Forensic Science degrees to Communication, Creative Writing, Computer Science, and many more, you're certain to find a department that suits your interests.

From the moment you begin learning, you will establish connections with committed professors and build strong, transferrable skills in communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-expression. You'll complete coursework in small classrooms designed to foster creativity and collaboration, and you will discover research opportunities, professional conferences, and exciting faculty-led trips to participate in. Your professors will serve as supportive mentors, providing one-on-one attention while encouraging you to lean into your curiosities apply your findings to real-world issues.

Arts and Sciences

Find Your Fit in the College of Arts and Sciences

Find Your Fit in the College of Arts and Sciences

Learn more about what the College of Arts and Sciences has to offer, from quality liberal arts and professional education to outstanding learning facilities and exciting research and travel opportunities.

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Cost and Aid

Show Us What You're Made Of

Show Us What You're Made Of

To help lessen the burden of tuition and other costs, Western New England University offers a variety of merit scholarships and grants. Learn more about how you can be rewarded for your hard work and dedication.

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Research

Showcase Your Skills

Showcase Your Skills

Research is an integral part of your educational experience within the College of Arts and Sciences. As you work toward your degree, you'll be presented with exciting opportunities to perform research alongside your peers and mentors. You'll even have the chance to attend professional conferences where you'll share your findings with like-minded peers and faculty.

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Facilities

Learn in Top-Notch Facilities

Learn in Top-Notch Facilities

As a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you'll learn in, and have access to outstanding facilities designed to enhance your educational experience. From producing content in high-tech multimedia labs to writing in the recently renovated Writing Center, you'll have a wide range of quality academic facilities at your fingertips.

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Sciences

Quality Programs, Quality Professors

Quality Programs, Quality Professors

The College of Arts and Sciences is your gateway to a variety of programs certain to pique your interest. Earn your degree in areas ranging from Forensic Science and Chemistry to Creative Writing and Education.

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What are you waiting for? Discover a transformative learning experience that goes beyond the classroom. Join the College of Arts & Sciences today!
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College of Arts & Sciences Honors Students For Outstanding Achievements

Academic excellence shines as Western New England University celebrates 16 graduating students’ achievements at the College of Arts & Sciences Senior Award Ceremony.

University News, Arts and Sciences
President and General Manager of 22News Bob Simone addresses Communication students in the WNE TV studio.

College of Arts and Sciences Hosts Successful Event with Alumnus Bob Simone President and General Manager of 22 News

22 News President and General Manager Bob Simone, a distinguished alumnus, returns to Western New England University to inspire communication students with his insights into the broadcasting industry. Simone's visit provides students with valuable real-world perspectives and networking opportunities.

University News, Arts and Sciences
Alison Castellano, the 2024 recipient of the WNE Teaching Excellence Award, stands proudly with previous Teaching Excellence Awardees who eagerly pass her the torch of honor! (L to R) Mike Rust (2022), Alison Castellano (2024), Hillary Bucs (2021), and Tim Vercellotti (2023).

Alison Castellano Honored with 2024 Teaching Excellence Award for Dedication and Inspirational Impact

Alison Castellano earns WNE's 2024 Teaching Excellence Award for her inspiring dedication, impactful teaching, and profound influence on students.

University News, Arts and Sciences