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Western New England University offers you nearly 50 undergraduate majors and programs of study. Search our alphabetical listing of majors, minors, and programs to learn more about each option. Interested in computers? Our "Interests" tool groups academic options by category so that you can instantly view all similar programs regardless of the College at which they may be offered. Not ready to pick a major? That's fine, many students today prefer to join us in our Exploratory program.

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  • 3+3 Law Program

    Law encompasses and affects a wide range of industries. The 3+3 Law Program allows you to pick an undergraduate major of interest and combine it with a law degree, so that you may pursue a unique and exciting career path, while saving both time and money.

  • Accounting

    A wide range of career paths is open to you through the Accounting major. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to explore positions in industrial, public, government, and institutional accounting. Beyond the classroom, you’ll develop marketable skills in professional settings through internships.

  • Actuarial Science

    The Actuarial Science major trains students in the mathematical, statistical, and business techniques needed to assess and manage risk in a variety of settings including insurance, health care, business, and finance. The job of actuary is a challenging but rewarding one that is usually ranked at or near the top of annual “best jobs” lists.

  • African American Studies

    This interdisciplinary minor will allow you to learn about the African American experience from different angles and aspects of society, including, history, media, and gender. This lens of study will offer a new perspective on contemporary issues of race in today’s society.

  • American Studies

    The American Studies major is the perfect combination of English and history that allows you to dig deeper into American identities, culture, and history. Using both literature and visual media, you will make meaningful connections between society and culture today and in the past.

  • Art

    The Art minor allows you not only to study different subdisciplines of art and its history, but also hone and express your creativity and skill.

  • Arts and Entertainment Management

    The Arts and Entertainment Management major is ideal for business-minded students who want to follow their passions in art, music, or theatre. From indie record labels to children’s museums, theatre companies to corporations, organizations need business minds to manage their operations, facilities, and events.

  • Athletic Coaching

    The Athletic Coaching minor combines physical education, psychology, and sport management courses for a well-rounded base and skill set that will prepare you for a future in athletic coaching.

  • Biology

    Our engaging biology curriculum focuses on the fundamental facts, theories, and principles of biology, and integrates the experimental design, instrumentation, and data analysis methods that biologists use in research and practice.

  • Biomedical Engineering

    In the Biomedical Engineering major, you will learn the foundations of both engineering and health concepts in order to innovate new ideas and practices that will improve treatment the quality of life for patients.

  • Bio-medical Physics

    Minoring in Bio-medical Physics will allow you to expand your knowledge of physics beyond the introductory courses with a focus on bio-medical applications.

  • Business Analytics and Information Management

    The big news in business is Big Data and companies are hungry for people with expertise in this growing field. The Business Analytics and Information Management major will prepare you for these opportunities and provide a solid foundation in all facets of business.

  • Chemistry

    Chemistry focuses on the composition, properties, and reactions of matter. The scope of chemical investigation is broad and encompasses virtually everything. From structural relationships, energy, and technology to pharmaceuticals, macromolecules and biochemistry, and analytical, organic, inorganic chemistry, you'll have opportunity to explore theoretical principles and their application firsthand through laboratory activities, instrumental methods, and even research!

  • Civil Engineering

    The Civil Engineering major will provide you with the building blocks to envision and design of critical infrastructure through classroom activities, lab experimentation, and practical experience.

  • Communication

    The Communication curriculum provides you with opportunities for personal empowerment as well as nearly limitless career options. With a foundation in interpersonal communication, public speaking, and media dynamics, students can concentrate their studies in public relations, media theory and production, journalism, health communication, or for- and non-profit corporate communication. Hands-on learning and internships make the Communication program an exciting and rewarding experience.

  • Computer Engineering

    Through hand-on learning, you’ll be prepared to program the future in the Computer Engineering major. From computers to smart phones, and robotics to avionics, the possibilities are endless.

  • Computer Forensics

    Computer crime is at an all time high. This minor will provide you with an understanding of the landscape of computer crime and some of the approaches used to address that crime. You will study from the dual perspectives of Criminal Justice and Information Technology.

  • Computer Science

    Studying Computer Science will provide you with a foundation in software design and development combined with an understanding of computing theory. You will study databases, design of algorithms, parallel programming, and more. This background will prepare you to work collaboratively in a wide variety of fields including games, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and software engineering.

  • Creative Writing

    As a Creative Writing major, you will learn the craft of writing in various genres through workshops; reading classic literature; and writing your own poetry, stories, and essays. Whether you aspire to be an award-winning novelist, poet, or business leader, you will graduate with a portfolio and accomplished writing skills.

  • Criminal Justice

    Criminal justice is a growing career path with many applications in serving the public. You’ll focus on Criminal Investigation, Crime and Society, or Terrorism and Homeland Security in order to serve justice.

  • Economics

    Studying economics will help you understand how the economy works. It will give you the tools to analyze how economic policies and world issues impact the economy, and make economic forecasts. Your knowledge will be valuable in a variety of settings, including the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

  • Electrical Engineering

    Our society today is powered by electronics. In the Electrical Engineering major, you’ll work with modern technology to gain an understanding of the devices and machines that keep us connected and running at high speed.

  • Elementary Education

    Elementary Education coursework will immerse you in the theories, skills, and professional standards you need to become a successful elementary classroom teacher. You will complete a double major which will ensure you have both depth of content knowledge for classroom teaching, and opportunity to develop other career opportunities upon graduation. Education majors complete several experiences in local elementary classrooms to demonstrate implementation of all teaching skills and dispositions needed for licensure.

  • English

    The career opportunities for English scholars are endless, as critical thinking, well-crafted writing in various genres, and a strong voice have applications in all fields. Through expository and creative writing and in-depth study of important texts, you will develop the skills to be an influencer in literature, publishing, journalism, and beyond.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning

    Big Data is leading to big opportunities for college graduates with expertise in SAP, the all-encompassing computer software used by major corporations worldwide. Gain a competitive advantage on the job market with this minor.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Lots of people have great ideas but they don’t always have the business background to make them a reality. In studying Entrepreneurship you’ll learn about all facets of business and even how to launch your own.

  • Exploratory

    At Western New England University, our Exploratory Program gives you the freedom to consider all of your options.

  • Film Studies

    The Film Studies minor will take your enjoyment of film to the next level, by studying the history of cinema and its influence, the screenwriting process, and directing techniques, you will gain more understanding and appreciation for the efforts behind successful films.

  • Finance

    What’s it like to work in a financial trading room? You’ll find out in the Finance major when you learn your way around industry software in the Cohen Trading Room and Finance Center. You’ll apply what you learn in exciting internships and be well prepared for this in-demand field.

  • Five-year Accounting/MS in Accounting

    The Five-year Accounting/MS in Accounting program will put you on the fast track to becoming a CPA, providing the credential you need to launch your career in accounting.

  • Five-year Bachelor/MBA

    This accelerated program allows you to complete your bachelor's degree and our renowned MBA in less time than it would take to finish them separately, saving you tuition. The Five-year Bachelor/MBA program is available to students of all majors except for Education and Social Work.

  • Five-year Bachelor/MS in Organizational Leadership

    If you are an emerging leader, the Fiver-year Bachelor/MS in Organizational Leadership will give you both foundational knowledge and opportunities for self discovery in order to help you take your career to the next level.

  • Five-year Bachelor/MS in Sport Leadership and Coaching

    Get a jump start of your career in sports through the Five-year Bachelor/Master of Science in Sport Leadership and Coaching program. The 30-credit program offers two cohort tracks in Athletic Administration and Athletic Coaching taught by outstanding Sport Management and Leadership faculty. Start your master's senior year.

  • Five-year BS Engineering/MS Engineering Management

    This combined degree will not only save you time and money, but also make you a more versatile employee. With an undergraduate degree in any of the engineering disciplines and a master’s in Engineering Management, you will be well rounded and efficient as a professional engineer.

  • Five-year BS in Computer Engineering/MS in Electrical Engineering

    By pursuing a bachelor’s in Computer Engineering and master’s in Electrical Engineering you will be able to focus and go more in-depth into the specialization of your choice: computer, electrical, or green engineering, while saving time and tuition.

  • Five-year BS in Engineering/MS in Industrial Engineering

    In a society that thrives on fast, efficient, and cost-effective services and manufacturing, the Five-year BS in Engineering/MS in Industrial Engineering will prepare you to be an asset to any employer. You’ll be fully equipped to not only improve any work environment, but also to help it grow to its full potential.

  • Five-year BS/MS Electrical Engineering

    By pursuing a bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical Engineering you will be able to focus and go more in-depth into the specialization of your choice: computer, electrical, or green engineering, while saving time and tuition.

  • Five-Year BS/MS in Civil Engineering

    The Five-year BS/MS in Civil Engineering will help you learn to innovate and create the latest developments in our nation’s infrastructure as a well-rounded civil engineering.

  • Five-year BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering

    Your journey to a successful career in the mechanical engineering field begins with the Five-year BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering program at Western New England University. In your five years of study in the program, you will earn a both degrees in less time than it would take to earn them separately, saving you tuition.

  • Forensic Biology

    In the Forensic Biology major you will combine scientific knowledge with critical thinking to learn the tools, techniques, and skills to analyze evidence and work with the legal system to corroborate evidence and statements in court. Not only will your career have impact, but it will also be exciting and challenging.

  • Forensic Chemistry

    There are many components to the investigation of physical evidence—and forensic chemistry is one of them. In this major, you will gain a strong foundation in science, as well as the knowledge of the law, and how evidence must be collected, preserved, and tested in order to hold up in court.

  • Forensic Science

    If you’re interested in studying evidence and how it is presented in the legal system, the minor in Forensic Science will give you the problem-solving tools and scientific knowledge to be successful. Through a combination of science and evidentiary courses you will obtain a thorough, multidisciplinary experience.

  • General Business

    Your options are wide open when you major in General Business. Our AACSB International accredited University gives you a solid foundation in all aspects of business—from accounting to marketing to help you launch your career.

  • Health Sciences

    The Health Sciences curriculum prepares students for health-related careers by enabling them to acquire a strong foundation in both biology and chemistry that is required by many health-related professional paths including medicine, physician assistant, optometry, dentistry, and veterinary medicine, as well as graduate programs in biomedical sciences.

  • History

    Studying history is one of the best ways to understand today’s society. As a student of History, you will take the lessons from the past, and help civilization apply them to the future. As a future researcher, government policy maker, lawyer, or journalist, your contextual knowledge of history will be critical to your impact.

  • Human Resource Management

    Every organization, whether it is a forensics lab or a poetry magazine, needs people to help it manage its employees and their benefits and employment issues. Learn how in this minor.

  • Industrial Engineering

    The Industrial Engineering major will teach you to be a professional problem-solver. Through lab work and experiential learning you’ll apply your knowledge to solve real-world challenges.

  • Information Technology

    Information Technology is critical to enabling the growth and development of our connected world. You will learn about current technologies (e.g., databases and networks) and practices (e.g., system administration and human-computer interaction) that support organizations and businesses. Security aspects of Information Technology will be addressed in courses in network security and system administration.

  • Integrated Marketing Communication minor

    In the Integrated Marketing Communication minor you will strengthen your marketing abilities by studying the foundational principles of marketing, buyer behaviors, promotional strategy, campaign planning, public relations and other topics. This minor will make you valuable to any business or industry that you enter.

  • International Business

    The International Business curriculum can take you places--literally. Our AACSB accredited University will give you a global perspective of business to work in the U.S. or abroad. Through coursework, internships, and study abroad opportunities, you will be well prepared to work in many fields.

  • International Studies

    Through International Studies, you will broaden your worldview and better understand the challenges of communication in the global economy. By understanding different cultures, history, and international relations, you will have unlimited global opportunities in your career.

  • Journalism

    Minoring in Journalism will hone your writing and presentation skills, develop your news judgment, and help you consider the place of journalism in an overwhelmingly digital world. You will work in print, digital, audio, and visual platforms for a well-rounded knowledge of each medium.

  • Latin American Studies

    Minoring in Latin American Studies will give you an in-depth look at the rich culture of Latin America through history, literature, and language. Learning about Latin America will broaden your worldview and give you new perspectives.

  • Law and Society

    Majoring in Law and Society will help you address some of today’s most pressing concerns that affect us every day, from equality and rights, to what it means for justice to be served. This interdisciplinary major will combine different academic subjects to give you a clearer perspective about the law and its implications.

  • Management and Leadership

    We'll help you develop your leadership potential on a solid business foundation through the Management and Leadership major. This program will prepare you to manage and lead through a focus on teamwork, decision-making, and experiential learning through internships.

  • Management

    Managers are vital to every organization. A minor in Management is an ideal complement to virtually every major, helping you to understand the various facets of business and the roles managers play.

  • Marketing

    The Marketing major will give you a competitive advantage as you enter the global business environment. You’ll learn how to create marketing strategies and tactics to develop marketing plans and gain practical experience through internships.

  • Marketing Communication / Advertising

    Interactive marketing and social media are changing the way marketers connect to consumers. In the Marketing Communication/Advertising major, you’ll gain a strong foundation in integrated marketing communication strategy and apply what you learn by creating promotional campaigns for real clients.

  • Mathematical Sciences

    Pursuit of this degree exposes the student to the beauty and rigor of mathematics, teaching them to solve problems, both concrete and abstract, by using critical thinking, mathematical modeling, imagination, and careful logic. The skills developed in the coursework prepare the student for jobs in business, industry, government, and education, as well as for graduate study.

  • Mechanical Engineering

    You’ll study the design and creation of everything that moves as a Mechanical Engineering major. Whether you are interested in aerospace, transportation, or robotics, you’ll be prepared to develop tomorrow’s technology.

  • Media

    The Media minor teaches techniques and skills for working in radio, television, production, and other electronic media, as well as understanding the role of media institutions in American culture and industry. You will gain hands-on training in researching and writing multimedia news stories as well as video editing and on-air speaking.

  • Music

    The Music minor will expand upon and allow you to pursue your love of music. Not only will you learn music history and theory, you will also have the opportunity to perform in on-campus bands or chorus to give you a broader understanding of what goes into music development and performances.

  • Neuroscience

    In the Neuroscience major, you can choose from either a Research track, or Neuroscience track, which allows you to gain a strong foundation in lab work and studying the nervous system along with other scientific disciplines. Your knowledge of our nervous system can be applied to jobs in a wide variety of medical fields, government, and academia.

  • Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

    The Online BBA is the perfect choice if you're a busy professional with limited time or a hectic travel schedule, a stay-at-home parent who needs flexibility, or simply someone who lives far from our campus to earn your Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

  • Pharmaceutical Business

    The pharmaceutical industry is dynamic and constantly changing. It needs smart, well-prepared individuals with the background knowledge in business, science, and technology to effectively compete in this environment. The Pharmaceutical Business major can prepare you for these exciting opportunities.

  • Philosophy

    A major in Philosophy will develop your verbal, analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills, the foundation for any of the careers you will pursue in your future. It will also help you attain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world in which we live.

  • Political Science

    Whether you want to pursue a career in politics or law, the Political Science curriculum will give you a thorough understanding of political processes, diplomacy, and government that will help you launch a career with a far-reaching impact on the political landscape.

  • Pre-Optometry

    The three-year Pre-optometry program provides an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for admission to the Doctor of Optometry degree program at the New England College of Optometry (NECO).

  • Pre-Pharmacy

    The two-year Pre-pharmacy program provides an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Western New England University.

  • Pre-Physician Assistant

    The three-year Pre-physician Assistant program provides an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for admission to the Physician Assistant Studies master’s degree program at Salus University.

  • Psychology

    In Psychology you will gain a scientific perspective on how we think, feel, and behave. Whether you are interested in clinical, counseling, forensics, sports psychology or other specific areas, you may tailor your program with elective courses grounded in systematic research to enable you to pursue your career goals.

  • Public Administration

    Minoring in Public Administration is ideal if you are interest in working for nonprofits or in a government capacity. From courses in Constitutional Law and Urban Economics, you’ll have a well-rounded perspective to work in public service.

  • Quantitative Economics

    The Quantitative Economics will provide additional knowledge in economics through the lens of mathematics and statistics, which will distinguish you in business, government, and the nonprofit sector.

  • Religious Studies

    Minoring in Religious Studies will allow you to learn about the beliefs and traditions of various religions and what it means to be spiritual through psychological, sociological, political, and ethical lenses and perspectives.

  • Secondary Education

    Secondary Education coursework will immerse you in the theories, skills, and professional standards you need to become a successful secondary school teacher. You will complete an integrated major which will ensure you have both depth of content knowledge for classroom teaching, and opportunity to develop other career opportunities in your chosen field upon graduation. Education majors complete several experiences in local high schools to demonstrate implementation of all teaching skills and dispositions needed for licensure.

  • Six-year Engineering/Law

    Whether you’re interested in intellectual property or patents, this joint six-year degree will provide you with both the legal and engineering foundation you need to work with entrepreneurs and inventors within the parameters of the law.

  • Social Justice

    The Social Justice minor offers courses in social work, economics, and psychology, among others, to better understand and advocate for oppressed or marginalized groups. Topics include oppression and empowerment, public policy, and improving one’s cultural competence.

  • Social Work

    The Social Work curriculum combines classroom study and hands-on learning in order to give you the experience to become a generalist BSW social worker. You’ll be prepared to provide services and advocacy for individuals, families, groups, and communities, and to work for social justice.

  • Social Work for Criminal Justice

    This Social Work minor is for students who want to integrate social work values and skills in criminal justice work settings. You will develop an understanding of the connection between the social environment and the community’s response to criminal behavior.

  • Sociology

    Sociology is an exciting area of study that explores many facets of our lives, including, race, gender, and culture. You’ll be prepared to use your knowledge and observations to change the world as an educator, researcher, or legal professional, among many other possibilities.

  • Spanish

    In an increasingly global business world, and a more diverse society within the United States, the ability to understand, speak, and write Spanish will bridge the gap between different cultures. You will become an invaluable asset in any industry for your ability to communicate with others.

  • Sport Management

    Turn your passion for sports into a professional career in the $435 billion-a-year sport industry. In the Sport Management major, you will learn the ins and outs of this diverse field, have opportunities to meet international sport leaders, participate in exciting internships, and travel to world-class international sporting events.

  • Theatre

    The Theatre minor addresses a wide variety of interests including acting, improvisational comedy, set designing, or theatre tech. Whether you wish to pursue theatre professionally, or just want to enjoy your passion, the Theatre minor allows you to pursue your specific goals.

  • Women's and Gender Studies

    The Women’s and Gender Studies minor equips students with the ability to analyze the many ways in which gender affects our everyday lives. Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) bridges the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to produce a rich and empathetic worldview which allows us to recognize and challenge gender inequality in our interactions, institutions, and social world.