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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 four divisions:

  • Art and Humanities Division, includes programs in: Art, Art-Fine Art, Art-Media Art, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, History, Integrated Studies in Philosophy and Literature, Political Science, and Theatre.
  • Education Division, includes programs in: Elementary Education, Educational Communities, Kinesiology, Outdoor  Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education-English, Secondary Education-Social Studies, and Special Education.
  • Management Division, includes programs in: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Administration-Accounting, Business Administration-Marketing, and Sport and Recreation Management.
  • Natural and Social Sciences Division, includes programs in: Biology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Health Science, Psychology-Human Services, and Psychology.

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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