College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences offers courses and programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies satisfies the broad interests of students who wish to further their formal education without reference to specific career preparation or as preparation for graduate study.
Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is particularly appropriate for nontraditional students who are entering or reentering college after a long pause in their formal education. The two-year degree may be designed by the student, with the assistance of an academic advisor, to serve as a career development tool as well as preparation for upper-level study in a four-year program.
With the new emphasis on homeland security, the field of criminal justice has taken on increased importance. If you have a strong desire to serve your country and community with a professional career in criminal justice, the Western New England University criminal justice major is the place to start. You’ll take classes taught by professors with years of experience in corrections, police work, and probation.
College of Business
The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private AACSB accredited college in western Massachusetts and among only 5 percent of business schools worldwide. Our programs reflect our commitment to the educational needs of working adults. Most majors in the College of Business lead to the degree Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. AACSB accreditation is important if you intend to pursue a graduate degree at an accredited institution.
The goal of the accounting program is to prepare you for a career in private industry, government, public accounting or not-for-profit organizations. The combination of training in accounting, managerial subjects, and the arts and sciences prepares you for potential advancement to positions of managerial responsibility.
General Business is all about learning the basic areas of business administration, gaining knowledge of business disciplines of particular interest, and possibly focusing on an area of specialization. You will gain a solid foundation and a breadth of knowledge in business administration.
In the management program we’ll prepare you for success in meeting the challenges of a dynamic business environment. You will focus on critical success areas including planning, organizing, leadership, organizational behavior, control functions, and conflict resolution within a business setting.