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Wise up with 40+ areas of study!

Can't decide?

You're not alone – 40+ areas of study is a lot to choose from, and a lot of students just out of high school aren't sure exactly what they want for a career. We can help there, too. The Academic and Career Center in Elliot Hall has lots of experience helping students find just the right niche.

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.

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


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American Studies

Explores the politics, literature, and popular culture of the past to illuminate the total American experience.

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Anthropology

The scientific study of human beings investigates the biological, social, and cultural details of everyday life.

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Architecture

Artistic and technical training, with special emphasis on sustainable design, problem-solving, and collaborative work.

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Art

Encompasses the fine arts, graphic design, studio art, and art history. Take your talent to a professional level.

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Athletic Training

Athletic Training (CAATE-accredited) integrates the concepts of healthcare, fitness, and athletics.

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Biology

Are you destined to study biology? KSC’s distinguished faculty is known for nurturing promising science students.

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Chemistry

Essential for anyone aspiring to a career in science, and you get to use all of the cool equipment in the labs.

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Communication and Philosophy

How to argue persuasively, how to create and articulate a message, how to make ethical decisions: these skills underlie the study of Communication.

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Computer Science

The mathematical foundations of computer science, programming, architecture, and database systems. Become an IT pro.

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Criminal Justice Studies

Study the legal underpinnings of a civil society, from forensic science to constitutional law, to understand the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Dietetic Internship

Have a bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field and wish to become a Registered Dietitian? We offer the required Dietetic Internship you'll need.

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Economics

Rigorous training in economic theory plus globalization, financial market volatility, consumer behavior, the environment, and other contemporary issues.

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Education

Integrate the liberal arts with professional training at all levels from early childhood through high school. NCATE accredited since 1954.

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Engineering

Foundation courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science before transferring to engineering school.

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English

Love the written word in all its glory and complexity? Focus on literature or writing; delve into medieval studies.

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Environmental Studies

Field studies, inquiry-based projects, and research on environmental issues across the natural and social sciences.

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Film Studies

Concentrations in both film production and critical analysis. KSC grads have gone on to distinguished careers in the film industry and academia.

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French

Acquire an active command of written and spoken French, familiarity with the French-speaking world, and study abroad. Bonjour, Paris!

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Geography

Geospatial technologies (including GIS, remote sensing, and computer mapping) as well as classic physical and cultural geography.

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Geology

Intrigued by paleontology, petrology, or mineralogy? They are among the core courses in the study of Geology.

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German

Study German history and culture, acquire an active command of the language, and study abroad in Germany or Austria.

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Health Science

How to attain and promote health: in individuals and communities, bodies and behavior. Focus on wellness, nutrition, or substance abuse.

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Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The first four-year BA degree in the U.S. examines both the Holocaust and the broader topic of genocide. Students may spend a semester at the Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University in Poland.

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History

Why history? Because “those who don’t understand the past are condemned to repeat it” (George Santayana).

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Journalism

Writing, editing, and presenting effective stories for both print and broadcast media, with a liberal arts perspective.

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Management

Successful managers need strong administrative, quantitative, and communication skills with a liberal arts and sciences foundation.

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Mathematics

Four years of math, from calculus to capstone, add up to a bachelor’s degree.

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Modern Languages

The study of a foreign language, literature and culture has traditionally been a core component of a true liberal arts education.

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Music

Options in Composition, Music Education, Performance, Music Technology, and Bachelor of Arts in Music

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Nursing

A program designed for registered nurses who want to complete their bachelor’s degree (RN Completers), and undergraduates starting fresh (Pre-Licensure).

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Physical Education & Athletic Training

Includes athletic training (CAATE-accredited), exercise science, and teacher preparation.

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Physics

Students earn degrees in either Chemistry-Physics (often combined with Education) or Mathematics-Physics.

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Political Science

If local, national, and global politics are your passion, Political Science will prepare you for active citizenship.

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Psychology

What are the biological and social bases for human behavior? Engage in original research and community-based practicum experiences, and find out.

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Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences

Work in the high-tech TDS Center and learn about health and safety in the workplace, compliance with regulations, and jobsite leadership.

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Sociology

Why do people in groups behave the way they do? Answer this big question through systematic study of social and cultural forces, theories, and research methods.

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Spanish

Acquire an active command of written and spoken Spanish, learn about history and current issues, and study in Spain or Latin America. ¡Hola!

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Sustainable Product Design & Innovation

How are new consumer products designed? KSC’s program values sustainability and sound business practices. Hands-on, project-based learning from the start.

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Theatre and Dance

With the Redfern Arts Center as a laboratory for performance, students may specialize in modern dance or theatre arts.

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Women's and Gender Studies

The intersection of race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and religion. What are the social origins and related politics of identity?

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