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WCSU online graduate degree programs earn top rankings by Intelligent.com

The university’s Applied Behavioral Analysis program was ranked No. 6 in the country for Best Online BCBA Master’s Degree Program and No. 13 for Most Affordable Online BCBA Degree Program for 2022. The graduate program was also awarded “Best Alumni Network” and “Best Master of Science Degree.” Intelligent.com assessed and compared 292 education programs in 60 universities and colleges to determine the rankings for best online program, and 414 education programs at 82 universities and colleges for most affordable program. Read more

WCSU student named Connecticut Collegiate Poet

Sophomore Michelle Rochniak was named one of four Connecticut Collegiate Poets by the Connecticut Poetry Circuit for 2021-22. Rochniak, of Wallingford, was chosen by a panel of poets and educators in a statewide contest based on the strength and creativity of her original works. Only four to five student poets are selected each year to receive this honor; students were nominated by their professors. Read more

Giamanco receives Provost’s Award for Teaching

Associate Professor of Biological and Environmental Sciences Dr. Kristin Giamanco recently received the Provost’s Award for Teaching during the Opening Meeting for the university’s fall 2021 semester. Giamanco was nominated by Assistant Dean of the Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences Dr. Pat Boily.Read more

WCSU offers new graduate degree in Nutrition

Western Connecticut State University will offer a master’s degree in Human Nutrition in the fall, an expansion of the fast-growing Health Promotion & Exercise Sciences (HPX) program. The department currently hosts degrees in Health Promotion Studies and Health Education. Dr. Ethan Balk, an HPX associate professor, is coordinating the graduate degree, which can serve students with a background in varying fields, including public and community health, psychology, education and other professions.Read more