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Experiential learning, faculty commitment, and the personalized education that each student can expect from NEC is the heart and soul of academic affairs. Educational programming, advising and mentoring services, career counseling, and activities that expand student’s reach altogether are eagerly supported.

While all faculty members are responsible for developing and maintaining the core general education curriculum, Academic Affairs represents the programs generally grouped within three divisions:

The Education Division which includes programs in Education and Kinesiology.

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Division

  • The Arts, Literature, Theatre, and Communication (ALTC) Collegium, includes programs in Art, Art History, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Modern Languages, Music, and Theatre.
  • The Knowledge, Growth, and Action (KGA) Collegium, includes programs in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
  • The Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) Collegium, includes programs in Biology, Biological Studies, Biomedical (Pre-Med), Heath Science, Pre-Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Studies, Environmental Sustainability, and Mathematics.
  • The Veritas: Truth & Philosophy (Veritas) Collegium, includes programs in History, Philosophy, Political Science, Women’s Studies, and Writing.

The Management Division which includes programs in Accounting, Accounting 4 Plus 1 Master’s program, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Outdoor Leadership, and Sport and Recreation Management.

Policy Statement on Expected Student Academic Work per Credit

Workload expectations in this policy are an estimate of the amount of work needed for an average student to earn an average grade.  Course grades are based on the quality of the work submitted, not on hours of effort.  Workload expectations per credit do not vary with the method of delivery of the course or the length of the academic term. Students should plan on spending 3 hours, per credit hour, per week.  Therefore, they should plan on spending approximately 12 hours per week for one 4 credit hour course.

Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog is a key resource to all enrolled students at New England College.  Paper copies of the catalog and disclosures are available upon request in the Office of Admissions, located at 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242.

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