New England College offers a robust array of undergraduate residential programs. Faculty work together to promote integration of coursework and to build foundations for continued study and professional success. All disciplines and programs of New England College prepare undergraduate students for graduate study or for immediate entry into professional or pre‐professional positions and prepare graduate students for professions or advancement within professions. New England College’s departments, majors, minors, and other academic programs are housed in the following divisions: Arts and Humanities, Education, Management, and Natural and Social Services.
The programs in the Division of Management provide opportunities to develop ethical and responsible citizens who appreciate the economic and political landscape of a changing global environment. The curriculum brings several traditional fields of study, including business, economics, and public relations, together in new and exciting ways to help students prepare for further studies or careers in business, communication, government, and not‐for-profit organizations. Whether graduates find their niche in starting a business or working in an established community or corporate setting, they will have developed the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for managing resources, information, and ideas.
- Business Administration (General, Accounting, Marketing, and Strategic Sales Management Concentrations)
- Computer Information Systems
- Game and Digital Media Design
- Sports and Recreation Management
- Business Administration (Associate of Arts)
The mission of the Education Division is:
- To enable students to understand the forces that shape individual and societal dynamics;
- To empower students to be lifelong learners and agents of change;
- To promote a concern in students for enhancing the quality of individual lives;
- To provide a supportive context in which students are encouraged to develop their own ethical world views;
- To develop students’ critical thinking skills;
- To foster creativity and qualities of effective leadership;
- To foster sensitivity to and the appreciation of cultural, ethnic, gender, and generational differences;
- To prepare students for graduate study or immediate entry into professional or pre-professional careers.
Each discipline merges practical skills with theoretical concepts and incorporates “real world” experiences into classroom discussion. Concern for ethical issues in research and practices forms the cornerstone of our philosophy of education.
- Educational Communities
- Elementary Education K-8 (certification)
- Outdoor Education
- Physical Education K-12 (certification)
- Secondary Education (English, Social Studies, or Life Science) (certification)
- Special Education K-12 (certification)
- Theatre Education K-12 (certification)
Arts & Humanities Division
The mission of the Arts & Humanities Division is to promote the understanding of what it is to be human and explore the ways humans interact with each other and the environment. To those ends we seek to develop in our students.
- Critical and creative thought, communication skills, imaginative and curiosity;
- Ethical and humane values that reflect respect for all the members of our species and the cultural diversity of the world in which we live;
- An understanding of the rule of law, morality and ethics and how they inform a commitment to social justice;
- An appreciation for beauty and elegance in the creative and performing arts, and the search for meaning and truth;
- Knowledge of the variety of human cultures, the civic and natural environments in which we engage one another and the memory of the cumulative thoughts and acts of all humankind.
- Art (Fine Arts and Media Arts Concentrations)
- Communication Studies
- Creative Writing
- Criminal Justice
- Integrated Studies (in Philosophy & Literature)
- Political Science
- Environmental Communication (minor)
- Homeland Security (minor)
- Women and Gender Studies (minor)
- Humanities (Associate of Arts)
Natural & Social Sciences Division
The Natural & Social Sciences are powerful intellectual disciplines for understanding the universe. As such, they are firmly embedded in the liberal arts and sciences traditions. Our goals are to enable students to develop:
Critical and quantitative thinking to accumulate and analyze reliable knowledge and to make rational and logical decisions based on that knowledge;
Abilities to see scientific methods as universal problem‐solving techniques, and to integrate these techniques into other disciplines and everyday life.
The majors emphasize both theoretical and applied approaches:
- Biology focuses primarily on theoretical aspects of organisms and their environment within the framework of evolution;
- Environmental Science applies this information to the “real world,” the world of human and practical affairs;
- Psychology focuses on human development and interactions with the intent of using this knowledge to better one’s community and the world;
- Health Science provides critical background in the natural sciences and facilitates the application to many health care careers.
- Biology (General and Conservation Biology concentrations)
- Environmental Science
- Environmental Studies & Sustainability
- Health Science (with various pre-professional tracts)
- Psychology (General and Human Services concentrations)
- Chemistry (minor)
- Social Work (minor)
- Natural Science; Social Science (Associate of Arts)