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Think critically. Act creatively. Serve the greater good.

Commencement 2014

Education with Purpose and Passion

Ryan LaLiberty

“The faculty and students here are on a first-name basis, with great opportunities for research.”
Ryan LaLiberty, American Studies major, now in graduate school

Your education – as a scholar, as a citizen – is our goal. At Keene State, academic excellence and civic responsibility go hand in hand. Working as an academic community, we accomplish this through:

  • Small classes and access to faculty from the start
  • A 100-year tradition of hands-on learning and service to others
  • Thorough preparation for careers and a purposeful life
  • Encouraging students to discern, to distill, to synthesize

This is the power of a liberal arts education. We call it wisdom to make a difference. More about Education with Purpose and Passion

Areas of Study

Chris Riley

“What I love about my major is that our design solutions have an enormous impact on people’s lives. We are designing the future.”
Chris Riley, Architecture major

Whatever you plan for your future, Keene State can give you the knowledge and skills to put you on the path to success. Whether you see yourself as an artist, a teacher, a nurse, a scientist, a physical trainer, a business leader, a designer for high-tech manufacturing – let your imagination be your guide – we offer over 40 areas of study to get you where you want to go. More about Areas of Study

Check out our list of programs – plenty of wise choices await.

Arts and Humanities

School of Arts and Humanities

By understanding the human condition – the historical, cultural, and artistic influences that impact us all – we are positioned to participate in and shape the world around us through both our personal and professional lives. More about Arts and Humanities

Professional and Graduate Studies

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Graduates of the Keene State College School of Professional and Graduate Studies are among the best prepared new professionals in education, safety studies, technology, and health science in New England. More about Professional and Graduate Studies

Sciences and Social Sciences

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

Education is a dynamic process – our students learn through research, service learning, and active citizenship. We emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving as a way to approach any challenge. More about Sciences and Social Sciences

Mason Library


Mason Library is a student’s go-to place for articles, books, journals, laptops, printers, scanners, DVDs, CDs, bicycles (really), streaming music, “Ask a Librarian” live chat, interactive whiteboards for group projects, and so much more! More about Mason Library

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies: Education classroom

Education (M.Ed. and certification programs): Keene State began as a teachers college, dedicated to raising the standards in that profession. Today we graduate hundreds of teachers each year with dual bachelor’s degrees in teaching and in a content area, and we also offer several graduate programs for educators. Our Graduate Studies office can help you reach your professional goal.

Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences (M.S.): Advanced study for individuals engaged in protecting the health and safety of employees in the workplace. More about Graduate Studies

Continuing Education

Morgan Mitchell

"Because of KSC's summer courses, I am graduating on time."
Morgan Mitchell, Journalism major

Continuing Education offers courses year-round:

  • For professional development
  • For students wanting to earn credits in the summer
  • To upgrade workforce skills
  • To satisfy your curiosity

The courses are open to all – simply pay tuition and fees on a per-credit basis at registration. Our programs are flexible to accommodate busy schedules. More about Continuing Education

Academic and Career Advising

Job fair

Job fairs bring students face-to-face with prospective employers

The Academic and Career Advising (ACA) office helps students connect academic success in college with jobs and careers. KSC advisors help students develop realistic educational plans to meet their goals.

  • ACA helps new students make the transition to college
  • ACA helps all students decide on a major and map out the path to graduation
  • ACA sponsors job and internship fairs and career advisories
  • ACA teaches students how to write effective résumés and cover letters

Learn more about the wealth of services and support available to students. More about Academic and Career Advising

Course Catalog

File cabinet

A listing of classes, including integrative studies, undergraduate and graduate courses, and program information. More about Course Catalog

Academic Policies


An index of policies, including Grading and Appeals, Attendance, Honesty, Graduation Requirements, and Research Data. More about Academic Policies

Grants & Research

Grants and Research

The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) helps faculty, students, and staff write grants to fund original research, scholarly projects, and creative endeavors. More about Grants & Research

Academic Departments

Academic Departments

Links to websites profiling individual departments and faculty members from the School of Arts & Humanities, the School of Sciences & Social Sciences, and the School of Professional & Graduate Studies. More about Academic Departments

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Keene State supports students who are committed to academic excellence, to broadening their personal and professional perspectives, and to expanding their learning beyond the classroom. More about Academic Enrichment

Global Education Office

Where to Study?
Keene State offers study away programs in 25 countries
Financial Fact
KSC students' financial aid can be used to study away

The Global Education Office (GEO) creates and supports opportunities for KSC faculty and students to undertake engaged learning in global settings. GEO works with KSC students who study away, incoming international exchange students, and faculty-led programs. Our students and faculty broaden their horizons around the world. More about Global Education Office

Integrative Studies Program

“We see that students are developing stronger skills in writing, are more challenged and more confident in their ability to meet new challenges, and are getting a better sense of what is happening in the world around them.”
Dr. Gordon Leversee

Keene State believes in the value of a liberal arts education—that the best way we can prepare you for the future is to teach you to think critically and creatively, to communicate effectively, and to understand the connections between the different branches of knowledge. More about Integrative Studies Program

The Morris-August Honors Program

The Morris-August Honors Program provides exceptional students with intellectual stimulation and academically rich experiences for personal and professional growth. Students work closely with fellow students and professors and engage in creative and critical inquiry. They integrate and expand on what they are learning in Honors courses by attending enrichment activities and events both on and off campus. More about The Morris-August Honors Program

Faculty Enrichment

Faculty Enrichment includes programs that focus on faculty—often as teachers, but also as scholars, as members of the community, and as individuals. Faculty Enrichment also includes a variety of efforts to facilitate faculty success, increase student learning, and stimulate organizational change toward those important ends. More about Faculty Enrichment

Contact Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Office
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-1501