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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.

%s thumbnailAmerican Studies

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

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%s thumbnailAnthropology

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

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%s thumbnailArchitecture

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

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%s thumbnailArt & Design

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

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%s thumbnailBiology

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

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%s thumbnailBusiness Management

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

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%s thumbnailChemistry

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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%s thumbnailCommunication 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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%s thumbnailComputer Science

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

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%s thumbnailConstruction Safety Sciences

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

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%s thumbnailCriminal 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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%s thumbnailDietetic 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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%s thumbnailEarth/Space Science

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

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%s thumbnailEconomics

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

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%s thumbnailEducation

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

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%s thumbnailEnglish

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

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%s thumbnailEnvironmental Studies

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

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%s thumbnailExercise Science

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

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%s thumbnailFilm 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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%s thumbnailFrench

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

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%s thumbnailGeneral Science

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

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%s thumbnailGeography, 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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%s thumbnailGerman

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

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%s thumbnailHistory

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

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%s thumbnailHolocaust 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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%s thumbnailInformation 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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%s thumbnailJournalism, Multimedia, Public Relations

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

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%s thumbnailMathematics

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

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%s thumbnailMusic

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

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%s thumbnailNursing

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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%s thumbnailPhysical Education

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

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%s thumbnailPhysics

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

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%s thumbnailPolitical Science

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

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%s thumbnailPsychology

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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%s thumbnailPublic 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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%s thumbnailSafety & 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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%s thumbnailSociology

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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%s thumbnailSpanish

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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%s thumbnailSustainable 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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%s thumbnailTheatre 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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%s thumbnailWomen'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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1-800-KSC-1909
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435