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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.

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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.

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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. These scholarship opportunities range from $8,000 to $21,000 annually or $32,000 to $84,000 over four years. Learn more about how you can be rewarded for your hard work and dedication.

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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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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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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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Western New England University Celebrates 24th Annual Honors Program with Presidential Reception

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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