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College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Develop and Deliver Exceptional Healthcare Healthcare

Welcome to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Western New England University! Our mission is to prepare you to learn, maintain, and expand your knowledge to change the lives of patients and clients. Through innovative models and a forward-thinking approach, our dedicated faculty of instructors provide the skills and experiences you need to serve your local and global community as a healthcare professional.

This is the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

18 Countries Represented by our Student Population
7.5:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
81% PharmD Class of 2023 NAPLEX pass rate

We Prepare You For A Bright Future Ahead

Are you ready? From day one, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at WNE prepares you for success. Small classes in our state-of-the-art facilities coupled with powerful mentorships provide the individualized support you need to stay ahead of the curve. Through our intentionally-designed courses, you will be empowered to become the leader and advocate you were destined to be.

Abundant experiential learning opportunities will provide you with the opportunity to craft an impressive resume that stands out to future employers. With your unique learning experience in high-tech labs and fieldwork, you'll be on track to ace the NAPLEX, NCBOT, and other exams you'll need to enter the healthcare industry. By graduation, you'll have the deep-seated knowledge and connections to make a positive impact in your field.

Real-World Experiences Experiences

“Communication is by far the most critical skill that we work on and develop with the students. What I love most, when having students on rotation with me out in the field and in the clinic providing patient care, is for students to see that this isn’t just drugs—this is the patient as a whole. This is health, wellness, prevention, that it is about the relationships.”–Kam Capoccia, Clinical Professor of Community Care

Discover Flexible Degrees and Programs 

We offer master's and doctoral programs in vast and growing areas like Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmacogenomics, as well as an undergraduate program in Neuroscience. In addition to our main programs, we offer a variety of combined and dual-degree programs that save you time and tuition. Find out how a degree from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at WNE can set you up for a rewarding career in healthcare.

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Begin Your Journey Today

What are you waiting for? Discover a transformative learning experience that goes beyond the classroom. Join the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today!

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Dean Pezzuto

A Message from the Dean

Sometimes people ask why I was interested in joining WNE as dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. They might suggest: Was it just our beautiful campus and facilities, and living in a part of the country the steeps in history, geographical splendor, and tremendous intellectual capacity? Well, yes, all of these things are undeniable, and were an important part of my decision.”–John M. Pezzuto, PhD, DSc

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Our community outreach, group visits, and annual summer camps bridge the gap between academic knowledge and real-world health needs, fostering meaningful connections with diverse populations in the surrounding area.

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The PharmD Class of 2022 achieved a NAPLEX pass rate of 83% on the North American Pharmacist and a 76.9% pass rate on the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). Join other ambitious Golden Bears in our tradition of academic excellence.

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Free Naloxone Training

WNE has recently received a grant to educate healthcare professionals and the community about naloxone, a life-saving medication that can rapidly reverse opioid overdose.  

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Department of Occupational Therapy Collaborates with West Springfield Fire Department to Launch New Project Aimed at Promoting Calmness

The "BEary Calm Bags" project, a collaboration between Western New England University Department of Occupational Therapy and the West Springfield Fire Department, aims to improve emergency response experiences for individuals with sensory sensitivities, disabilities, and communication barriers.

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WNE's Occupational Therapy Program Recognized Among the BEST Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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