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Areas of Study

Wise up with 40+ areas of study!

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.

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 fit.

Undergraduate Programs

Anthropology thumbnail iconAnthropology

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

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Architecture thumbnail iconArchitecture

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

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Art & Design thumbnail iconArt & Design

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

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Biology thumbnail iconBiology

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

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Business Management thumbnail iconBusiness Management

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

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Chemistry thumbnail iconChemistry

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 thumbnail iconCommunication 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 thumbnail iconComputer Science

The mathematical foundations of computer science, programming, architecture, and database systems.

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Construction Management thumbnail iconConstruction Management

Construction managers help ensure that the projects under their direction are completed on time and on budget.

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Construction Safety Sciences thumbnail iconConstruction Safety Sciences

Prepares students for a variety of occupational safety and health program management positions in private and public construction.

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Criminal Justice Studies thumbnail iconCriminal 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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Economics thumbnail iconEconomics

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

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Education thumbnail iconEducation

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

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English thumbnail iconEnglish

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 thumbnail iconEnvironmental Studies

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

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Exercise Science thumbnail iconExercise Science

Preparing students for careers in strength and conditioning, community or corporate wellness programs, and graduate degrees in Allied Health.

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Film Studies thumbnail iconFilm 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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Health Sciences thumbnail iconHealth Sciences

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

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History thumbnail iconHistory

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

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Holocaust and Genocide Studies thumbnail iconHolocaust 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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Journalism thumbnail iconJournalism

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

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Legal Studies thumbnail iconLegal Studies

If you’re thinking about going to law school or seeking a law-related position after you earn your college degree, you’ll want to look into the Legal Studies major.

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Mathematics thumbnail iconMathematics

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

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Music thumbnail iconMusic

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

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Neuroscience thumbnail iconNeuroscience

Are you interested in learning about the brain and how it functions, understanding a variety of scientific concepts, and discovering what determines human behavior?

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Nursing thumbnail iconNursing

A program designed for individuals seeking to start a career in healthcare as a registered nurse prepared at the baccalaureate level (BSN).

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Physical Education thumbnail iconPhysical Education

Options in Teacher Certification and Child & Youth Physical Activity Specialist.

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Political Science thumbnail iconPolitical Science

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

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Psychology thumbnail iconPsychology

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 thumbnail iconSafety & 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 thumbnail iconSociology

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 thumbnail iconSpanish

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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Sport and Recreation Management thumbnail iconSport and Recreation Management

Do you enjoy participating in sports, talking about sports, or even being a spectator? A Bachelor of Science from Keene State College’s Sport and Recreation Management major might be for you.

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Sustainability Studies thumbnail iconSustainability Studies

A new generation of professionals is needed to develop solutions and positive societal change to bring about a more sustainable world.

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Sustainable Product Design & Innovation thumbnail iconSustainable 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 thumbnail iconTheatre 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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Graduate Programs

Certification Options for Professional Educators thumbnail iconCertification Options for Professional Educators

From school administration to General Special Education, our program offers a wide variety of certification options, including 16 content area disciplines.

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Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention thumbnail iconGraduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention

The Graduate Certificate in Atrocity Prevention is broken down into three main themes, designed around Dr. James Waller’s model of atrocity prevention: Upstream Prevention, Midstream Prevention, Downstream Prevention.

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Graduate Programs in Education thumbnail iconGraduate Programs in Education

Keene State's School of Arts, Education, and Culture is proud to offer a Master of Education with four options: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Special Education.

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Master of Arts Degree in History and Archives thumbnail iconMaster of Arts Degree in History and Archives

The M.A. in History and Archives provides professional training in the fields of archive administration and public history.

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Master of Arts in Genocide Prevention and Human Security thumbnail iconMaster of Arts in Genocide Prevention and Human Security

The M.A. in Genocide Prevention and Human Security (GPHS) prepares students to engage the major 21st century challenges to peace as scholars and practioners.

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Master of Science in Public Health Nutrition thumbnail iconMaster of Science in Public Health Nutrition

The fully online Master’s program in Public Health Nutrition is for professionals, such as registered dietitians (RDs) and non-RDs in the health field, who are seeking graduate school opportunities to remain competitive in the job market.

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MS in Public Health Nutrition with Dietetic Internship thumbnail iconMS in Public Health Nutrition with Dietetic Internship

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a nutrition-related field and you’d like to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), you’ll need to attend a Dietetic Internship as part of a national accrediting process.

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Online Master’s in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences thumbnail iconOnline Master’s in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences

Gain the latest knowledge and professional connections in the high-demand safety industry with Keene State’s 36-credit online master’s program.

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