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College of Arts and Sciences

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are active learners, educated to think critically, explore possibilities, and discover new solutions, whether it is a novel way to connect classic works of literature to contemporary issues or a cross-disciplinary collaboration to develop a pain-free blood sugar test. Our students make an impact on the world and often do so long before they graduate.

Through a liberal arts curriculum, supported by experiential and study abroad opportunities, undergraduate students gain knowledge in the natural and mathematical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. They graduate prepared to make contributions to their fields of study and to society.

Our growing master’s and doctoral programs offer advanced education for teachers, communication specialists, and writers. Capitalizing on the breadth and diversity of the University’s academic offerings and our outstanding faculty, we are uniquely positioned to inspire students and to present numerous combined and accelerated programs. We are renowned for research, especially in the field of applied behavior analysis.

Inside the College of Arts and Sciences

Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences and our blend of liberal arts and professional education, our outstanding facilities, exciting student and faculty research, and international programs.


Students Inducted Into Psi Chi Honor Society

The Western New England University chapter of Psi Chi welcomed 15 students at the annual induction ceremony. Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association.

Psi Chi

Women Who Excel Breakfast Held

Students, faculty, staff, and alumna attended a Women Who Excel Breakfast to celebrate the success of women of Western New England University.

Women Who Excel

Research and Scholarship

Research is integral to the programs of study at the College of Arts and Sciences. Our students work collaboratively among themsleves, with faculty, and with the University's other Colleges to produce a wide-range of research. Undergraduates have opportunities to attend professional conferences where they often present their own scholarly work.

Outstanding Facilities

It's no wonder that a recent survey of incoming students cited our "Quality of Academic Facilities" as the top reason they chose Western New England University. Classrooms and labs for Arts and Sciences programs are among our most impressive.

Academic Facilities

Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, and more!

The College of Arts and Sciences is your gateway to professional programs through offerings in Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, and Pre-Optometry.


Class of 2016 Outcomes

Survey Says...

In a survey of the College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2016, 86% were employed/offered employment within six months of graduation. Others were enrolled in graduate school.