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 about Education with Purpose and Passion
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.
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
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
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
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 about Graduate Programs
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 about Continuing Education
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 about Academic and Career Paths
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 about Grants & Research
Information on the 2012-2013 academic year, including registration periods, final exams, and holidays. More about Academic Calendar
A listing of classes, including integrative studies, undergraduate and graduate courses, and program information. More about Course Catalog
An index of policies, including Grading and Appeals, Attendance, Honesty, Graduation Requirements, and Research Data. More about Academic Policies
Contact Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs Office
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435