academic departments

Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration is built on a liberal arts foundation and uses new technologies while analyzing business problems through the case-study method to provide excellent preparation for the business world. The department also offers a minor in Business Administration.

The Business Administration Department also offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management. This major provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts and offers an understanding of health care organization operations, financing and delivery of health care services.

Anthony Quinn, interim chair
(603) 526-3634

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science. It also offers a minor in Environmental Studies.

Leon-C. Malan, chair
(603) 526-3632

Exercise and Sport Sciences

The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences prepares students for careers in health, fitness, education, industry and sport-related agencies. Students can pursue these majors: Athletic Training, Exercise Science and Sport Management. The Exercise and Sport Sciences Department also offers a major in Health Promotion.

Russell Medbery, chair
(603) 526-3870

Fine and Performing Arts

The Fine and Performing Arts Department offers degree programs in Studio Art, Art History and Graphic Design, with additional experiences in dance, music, and theatre.

The department offers minors in Art History, Studio Art and Theatre to add a rich dimension to other majors.

Bert Yarborough, interim chair
(603) 526-3459


The Humanities Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, English and Creative Writing, as well as minors in American Studies, Communication Studies, English, Philosophy, Women's Studies and Writing for Publication.

Tom Kealy, chair
(603) 526-3457

Multidisciplinary Studies

The Humanities Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies.

Randy Hanson, chair
(603) 526-3657

Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology as well as minors in Biology and Chemistry, and courses in computing and mathematics.

Ben Steele, chair
(603) 526-3677

Nursing and Public Health

The Nursing and Public Health department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. The program features a nursing laboratory and interactive computer laboratory for clinical simulation. Clinical experiences in medical, surgical, psychiatric, and maternal/child, community health and obstetrical/gynecological nursing are integrated into the program.

Clinical affiliates include Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Concord Hospital, New London Hospital, Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), VNA of Vermont and New Hampshire, hospice organizations and public schools.

Susan Reeves, chair
(603) 526-3795

Social Sciences and Education

The Social Sciences and Education Department offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Child Development; Child Development with Teaching Certification (Early Childhood Education); and Bachelor of Arts degrees in History, Society and Culture; and Psychology. The program also offers minors in Child Development; Education; History; Psychology and Sociology.

Lynn Garrioch, chair
(603) 526-3638