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Majors 18 Programs

Bachelor of Science

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Grow as an artist and help others use their own creativity as a path to wellness. Our art therapy bachelor's degree program gives you the tools to improve people's abilities to cope, heal, understand, and relate to others.
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On Campus
Channel your curiosity about living into a career focused on healthcare and research. Graduate with the skills needed to continue onto medical, dental, or veterinary school, and a range of science-related professions.
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On Campus
Develop the listening and people skills to counsel others. Build your understanding of human development, psychology, and relationships. Gain the confidence to work with children and adults in schools, communities, and social service agencies.
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On Campus
Learn about our environment with a scientific perspective.
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On Campus
Discover how to engage people in creative processes that can free them from mental and emotional problems. Gain an understanding of the professional skills needed to guide others toward health and healing.

Bachelor of Arts

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Investigate the natural processes and life cycles of plants and animals. Explore the world through its complex systems and see how all life is connected. Take the first steps toward a career in education, public and community health, science writing, and more.
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Gain a scientific understanding of nature, ecology, and biological diversity. Work alongside experts in climate change and urban ecology to address critical environmental problems.
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On Campus
Discover a multidisciplinary approach to addressing environmental problems. Understand human effects on the environment by studying not only the sciences, but also philosophy, history, politics, and culture.
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On Campus
In our bachelor's degree program in Health Science, you can complete all your pre-med requirements without majoring in a traditional pre-health program.
Gain an understanding of how mind, body, and spirit are related. Use this knowledge to help people find relief, balance, and calm. Study alternative healing practices from around the world.
Create a personalized plan of study based on your specific interests and chosen professional path. You can choose from areas of focus that prepare you for the job you want, including developmental psychology, human services, business management, and more. Through your chosen coursework, you’ll learn skills that make sense for where you want your career to take you.
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Off Campus
Earn your Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) in liberal studies with a completely customizable area of study. This is a perfect opportunity to design a program of coursework that is specific to your background or individual goals.
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On Campus
Examine real-world problems with an analytical eye and take action. Use math as a lens to examine global issues. Participate in important research with expert faculty. Gain skills for careers in computer science, data management, education, and more.
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On Campus
Mathematics is one of the most versatile majors today, allowing you to bring comprehensive quantitative skills and analytical abilities to a diverse range of occupations in a wide range of industries.
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On Campus
Investigate how the brain works and learn about mental processes. Study the biological factors that cause people to act in certain ways. And gain an understanding of human growth and development.
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Online
You’ll gain a thorough understanding of psychological theories and approaches in Lesley University’s online BA in Psychology.
Take courses on the Bunker Hill Community College campus, at the Demello International Center in New Bedford, and online to earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology through Lesley University.

Bachelor of Social Work

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On Campus
There are countless ways to use a social work degree to help put individuals, families, and entire communities on the path to living happy, productive, and meaningful lives. Let Lesley help find the one meant for you.

Minors 13 Programs

Minor

Explore topics in anatomy, animal behavior, botany, marine biology, and more. You’ll study in the classroom and also get hands-on lab experience.
Explore geology, meteorology, hydrology, climate issues, oceanography, and/or astronomy. You’ll choose more focused study in areas that interest you, with many field-based options available.
Research and take lab-based courses in areas of biology, chemistry, earth science, and/or health. Your studies will focus particularly on the complex relationship between people and the environment.
Explore environmental issues from a broad perspective of human-environment interactions. You’ll also learn about environmental policy and activism.
Learn the biological aspects of health through courses in genetics, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, infectious diseases, epidemiology, and alternative medicine.
Develop your ability to apply mathematics and quantitative thinking when analyzing problems, making decisions, predicting outcomes, and verifying results. You’ll take core classes in statistics and calculus, and choose from a variety of electives.

Masters 10 Programs

Master of Arts

Develop the understanding, social justice perspective, and clinical expertise needed to become a creative and effective mental health counselor. Gain eligibility for your counseling license by completing 700-1,300 hours of field experience.
Starting from the basis of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—learn a multidimensional approach to counseling that addresses people’s mental, physical, and emotional needs. Complete 1,300 field-training hours, qualifying you for licensure.
Train to excel as a counselor in diverse primary and secondary school environments. Learn to work with children and collaborate with a wide range of individuals, including parents, teachers, administrators, and community members.
Guide those in pain toward health and healing. With 1,300 hours of specialized field training, you’ll develop the mental health counseling expertise needed to address traumatic experiences, especially in the case of young and vulnerable populations.
Work in school settings with children and adolescents, as well as their families, to help them reach academic and personal goals. In this 48-credit program, become eligible for licensure as a Massachusetts school counselor for grades PreK-8 or 5–12.

Master of Education

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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Expand your content knowledge while gaining strategies for engaging students and preparing them for college and careers. Choose from English, history, math, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, or social sciences, and become a highly effective licensed educator.
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Online
Combine in-depth study of grades 1-8 mathematics content with classroom strategies to help you develop effective teaching methods. Topics include statistics, geometry, algebra, calculus, assessment, meeting diverse student needs, and more.
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Teacher Residency
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Teacher Residency
Learn the vital skills needed to teach middle school students English, general science, history, humanities, math/science, math, or social sciences.
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Online
This interactive program allows those responsible for elementary or middle school science to expand their knowledge of content, assessment, and classroom strategies. Take courses in STEM, earth and space science, mechanics, chemistry, and more.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

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On Campus
Lesley’s Master of Social Work (MSW) is a distinctive program with a mission of emphasizing social justice, promoting client well-being, and serving and supporting a diverse range of vulnerable individuals, families, and communities.

PhDs 1 Program

PhD

Blending online study with weekend on-campus classes, our PhD program for mental health professionals and school counselors prepares you to bring transformative leadership and applied research to mental health programs, schools, and higher education.

Certificates 6 Programs

Certificate

Learn about common intervention strategies for children and families in transition. You’ll also get first-hand experience with internships in local social service agencies.
Learn about the integration of mind, body, and spirit through various healing practices. You’ll explore holistic approaches, including mindfulness, yoga, and expressive therapies.

Graduate Certificate Programs

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Learn to deliver complex mathematics content, and gain strategies to engage your students as they develop math skills. Study number theory, algebra, geometry, data analysis, calculus, and more, and choose an elective that further boosts your skills.
Expand your counseling psychology expertise. Start by creating a personalized 12-credit program of study with Lesley’s expert faculty advisors.
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Online
This hands-on program focuses on how to deliver grades 1-8 science content for effective learning. Coursework includes physical science and STEM, along with electives in relevant areas such as mechanics, life science, robotics, engineering, and more.
Build your expertise in psychosocial trauma work and bring new knowledge to your current practice. This 12-credit graduate certificate program provides an overview of trauma theory and practice in relation to specific client populations and topics.