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Think critically. Act creatively. Serve the greater good.

Commencement 2014

Education with Purpose and Passion

Keene State by the numbers

Nearly a quarter of Keene State students do some part of their study away from Keene, through Honors global engagement trips, faculty-led classes with international components, service learning, and semester or summer study away programs.

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.


Integrative Studies Program

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

Academic Support Services

Peer Led Learning is a community of academic support services and resources, provided by students for students. Many options for free tutoring are available to help with daily academic needs. Taking advantage of these options can help students achieve their academic goals. More about Academic Support Services

Global Education Office

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

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides exceptional students with intellectual stimulation and academically rich experiences for personal and professional growth. More about Honors Program


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


Mason Library

Books

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

Course Catalog

File cabinet

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


Contact Academic Affairs

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Academic Affairs Office
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
603-358-2112
provost@keene.edu
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435-1501