Western New England College is known for providing professionally focused programs with a solid liberal arts background. Located in the heart of New England's Knowledge Corridor, home to 26 colleges and universities, the College was founded in 1919. Its mission then was to serve the needs of part-time adult learners. Nearly a century later that commitment to providing programs convenient to working adults continues through more than a dozen graduate programs, including online study in the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior.
In addition to helping students understand
themselves and others, the research findings
of psychology have wide application to many
professional fields, from human services to
medical, industrial, and educational settings.
Within the major there is flexibility to select
courses that meet individual career objectives.
The Psychology Department offers students
the opportunity to receive either the B.A. or
the B.S. degree. The B.S. degree includes
all of the requirements of the B.A. degree,
along with an additional 12 credits of any
combination of science courses, as well as an
additional six credits of research courses in
Psychology. Students interested in pursuing
a research methods track should take one
or more of our advanced research courses
(PSY 35x on p. 315). Students interested in the
Neuroscience major should see p. 159 for a
full description of the Neuroscience program.
Students may also pursue teacher certification
at the elementary level by also majoring in
Elementary Education, or receive training in
special education by participating in the New
England Center for Children program.
All Programs Offered by Western New England College: