Think critically. Act creatively. Serve the greater good."
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
Choose one of more than 40 majors across the arts and sciences. Each major leads to a bachelor’s degree (BS, BA, or BFA) and is attainable in four years, assuming full-time enrollment and good grades. Academic departments are organized into three schools: School of Arts and Humanities, School of Sciences and Social Sciences, and School of Professional Studies. First-year students are encouraged to keep their academic momentum through proactive advising, mentoring, and involvement in Integrative Studies (ISP) seminars and faculty-directed research.
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 baccalaureate 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 and Occupational Health Applied Sciences (M.S.): Advanced study for individuals engaged in protecting the health and safety of employees in the workplace. More
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 the time of registration. Our programs are flexible to accommodate busy schedules. More
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 all students. More
At Keene State, students and faculty work together on funded research and scholarship projects, often as early as a student’s first year. The Office of Sponsored Projects and Research (OSPR) helps faculty, students, and staff write grants to fund original research, scholarly projects, and creative endeavors.
Some of the most powerful learning occurs when our students glimpse the process of innovation and creativity in real time by working closely with a faculty member.
OSPR news, how-to, success stories, and helpful hints: More
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
The Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is much more than a resource center, though that is how it began in 1983.
Rooted in the College’s public liberal arts mission, the Cohen Center is a leading educational center devoted to the memory and study of the Holocaust and genocide. More
Information on the 2012-2013 academic year, including registration periods, final exams, and holidays. More
A listing of classes, including integrative studies, undergraduate and graduate courses, and program information. More
An index of policies, including Grading and Appeals, Attendance, Honesty, Graduation Requirements, and Research Data. More
Academic Affairs Office
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, 603-358-2112
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435