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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.

American Studies thumbnail iconAmerican Studies

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

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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 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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Earth/Space Science thumbnail iconEarth/Space Science

Designed to prepare candidates for teaching Earth/Space science in grades 7-12.

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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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French thumbnail iconFrench

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

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General Science thumbnail iconGeneral Science

Study earth/space science, life science, and physical science. Ideal for educators in schools, science museums, zoos, and parks.

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Geography, Outdoor Recreation, and Planning thumbnail iconGeography, Outdoor Recreation, and Planning

Students majoring in Geography, Outdoor Recreation, and Planning develop the knowledge and skills to address some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing the world today.

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German thumbnail iconGerman

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

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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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Information Studies thumbnail iconInformation Studies

Learn to navigate the increasingly complex information environment and delve into issues regarding privacy, censorship, ethics, and rights. Complements any major program of study.

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Journalism, Multimedia, Public Relations thumbnail iconJournalism, Multimedia, Public Relations

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

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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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Nursing thumbnail iconNursing

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

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Physical Education thumbnail iconPhysical Education

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

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Physics thumbnail iconPhysics

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

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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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Public Health thumbnail iconPublic Health

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

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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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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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Women's and Gender Studies thumbnail iconWomen'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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