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The Admissions Process

What high school courses will you need to take before coming to Western New England University? Find out here.


Students admitted as regular, degree-seeking candidates must have graduated from an approved secondary school (high school) or have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) by the time of their matriculation. In addition, they must have successfully completed minimum preparatory units for specific courses of study in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Engineering.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences requires:

4 units English
1 unit laboratory science
2 units mathematics equivalent to two of the following: algebra I, geometry or algebra II
1 unit United States history

One unit of chemistry and one unit of biology are required for prospective majors in biology, chemistry, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, and pre-pharmacy. In addition, one unit of physics is recommended for prospective majors in chemistry, forensic chemistry, neuroscience, and pre-pharmacy.

Prospective majors in biology, computer science, and information technology are required to present 3 units of mathematics; a fourth year is recommended.

Prospective majors in chemistry, forensic biology, forensic chemistry, mathematics, and pre-pharmacy are required to present four units of mathematics.  One unit must be the equivalent of a pre-calculus course.  Students must arrive calculus-ready.

College of Business

The College of Business requires:

4 units English
1 unit laboratory science
3 units mathematics equivalent to algebra I, geometry, and algebra II
1 unit United States history

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering requires:

4 units English
1 unit United States history
1 unit laboratory science and 1 unit physics or chemistry (preferably both)
4 units mathematics equivalent to algebra I, geometry, algebra II, and an additional year beyond algebra II (such as pre-calculus) which includes trigonometry

If you have additional questions about prerequisites, contact us at: 1-800-325-1122, ext. 1321 or 413-782-1321 or at learn@wne.edu








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