The Character of Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer is a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire. During their college careers, 100 percent of our students participate in one or more internships in their fields of study. They also create Learning Portfolios, in which they demonstrate their ongoing progress and achievement. All of our students conclude their senior year with a Capstone project, in which they develop and demonstrate a deeper body of knowledge in their academic major.

What makes Colby-Sawyer distinctive?

  • Student success is our number one priority. Every major decision here begins with the question: How will our students benefit?
  • Our small class size (average 19 students) and talented faculty provide our students with personal attention and a challenging yet supportive academic environment.
  • New technologies are integral to our students' education. On our wireless campus, every student creates an electronic portfolio that tracks his or her progress and achievements across their college careers.
  • Colby-Sawyer blends the elements of a student's college life--academic, co-curricular, social and athletic--into a cohesive educational experience.
  • 100 percent of our students gain vital pre-professional experience in their fields of study through one or more internships, which allow them to apply their knowledge and skills and build networks for future employment opportunities.
  • Our students gain extraordinary access and opportunities in their first year, whether they want to join a leadership program, perform in a theatrical production or plan campus events.
  • Our alumni emerge as well rounded, well-educated citizens, prepared to be successful professionals and positive contributors to their communities.
  • Our campus lies in New Hampshire's beautiful Lake Sunapee Region with 360-degree views of mountains, forests, and lakes. It's a great place for outdoor recreation and is only a 90-minute drive to Boston.

Colby-Sawyer College Mission Statement

Colby-Sawyer College is a private, independent college offering undergraduate and graduate educational programs based in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to prepare students for their professions and lives of ongoing learning. Faculty, staff, and students strive for excellence in the college's engaged teaching and a learning community to foster students' academic, intellectual, and personal growth. The college prepares students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon, a dynamic, diverse, and interdependent world. Colby-Sawyer College was founded as an academy in 1837 and has been engaged in higher education since 1928. The mission was adopted by the Board of Trustees on October 16, 2015. All Colby-Sawyer College students will:

  • learn and use a broad body of knowledge, with depth in their major fields
  • enrich and deepen their self-knowledge
  • think creatively and critically
  • communicate and interact effectively
  • act ethically and professionally
  • understand and employ multiple perspectives.

For more information, visit our international page at, http://colby-sawyer.edu/apply/international-applications

Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

BSc

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Cultivate your curiosity by studying life in all its forms—from individual organisms and their communities to the systems, cells, and processes that make up living creatu ... [+]

In Your Element

Cultivate your curiosity by studying life in all its forms—from individual organisms and their communities to the systems, cells, and processes that make up living creatures.

Develop a broad understanding of all areas of biology and learn how to use scientific processes. Explore the concepts of molecular, cell, organismal and ecological biology and apply theory to practice.

Conduct cutting-edge research with your professors in the region’s many lakes and rivers, forests and mountain ranges, or get to know the campus’s pond, fields, 86-acre certified tree farm, maple sugar house, permaculture garden, and tree nursery.

Learn how to brew beer or boil maple syrup in hands-on courses. Combine your classroom and laboratory learning with field studies courses in the Colorado River Basin, the desert Southwest, the island community of Martha’s Vineyard or the White Mountains of New Hampshire.... [-]

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Business touches upon nearly every aspect of modern society. From retail to research, advising to analysis, consulting to compliance, a career in business is more than po ... [+]

Your Future: Now Open for Business

Business touches upon nearly every aspect of modern society. From retail to research, advising to analysis, consulting to compliance, a career in business is more than power suits, water coolers, and briefcases — it's a world of infinite possibility where you're the CEO of your future.

On Your Agenda

Colby-Sawyer’s Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration has five concentrations to help you shine in your desired area of expertise. Choose a focus in accounting and finance, general business, management, marketing or sustainable business.

Examine organizational structures, management and operation, as well as the economic impacts of the rapidly changing environment and the importance of globalization. Study the application of new technologies, best practices in teamwork, and how to build successful enterprises that focus on profits as well as ethical, humanistic and social concerns.... [-]

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Combine your passion for the natural world with biogeochemistry, biology, chemistry, and ecology to address and solve issues between humans and the environment. ... [+]

It’s in the Nature of Things

Combine your passion for the natural world with biogeochemistry, biology, chemistry and ecology to address and solve issues between humans and the environment.

The Environment – Down to a Science

Gain advanced scientific and quantitative understanding of contemporary environmental issues with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science. Take advantage of research opportunities in the region's many lakes and rivers, forests and mountain ranges, or walk outside of your residence hall to the campus pond, fields, maple sugar house, permaculture garden and tree nursery, or 86-acre certified tree farm.

Combine your classroom and laboratory learning with field studies courses in the Colorado River basin, the desert Southwest, the island community of Martha’s Vineyard or the White Mountains of New Hampshire.... [-]

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As a multi-billion dollar industry with consistent annual growth, athletic programs at every level require highly trained experts to manage the business side of sports. B ... [+]

Step Up to the Plate

As a multi-billion dollar industry with consistent annual growth, athletic programs at every level require highly trained experts to manage the business side of sports. Be a part of the essential behind-the-scenes lineup that helps athletes to shine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

Prepare for a career as a sport management professional who thinks critically leads effectively and makes ethical decisions. Guided by the standards of the Commission of Sport Management, Colby-Sawyer’s curriculum allows you to focus on one of four concentration areas: sport business, sport information and media, sport studies, or sport and recreation leadership.... [-]

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Bachelor

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Cultivate your creative passion, your desire to move people and your interest in visual communication with a degree in graphic design. ... [+]

Speak in Hues, Contours, Illustrations and Images

Cultivate your creative passion, your desire to move people and your interest in visual communication with a degree in graphic design.

Visually communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate by learning how to conceptualize, research, write, edit, critique, collaborate and ask questions.

Select our B.A. program for comprehensive design knowledge with the flexibility to explore professions outside the field or choose the B.F.A. program if you intend to pursue a career as a graphic designer. The minor in graphic design can be combined with any program of study to add a rich understanding of design concepts and practices.... [-]

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Filled with fascinating characters and all the elements that make for great entertainment — from drama and romance to war and crime — the history and political studies ma ... [+]

Make History and Discern Democracy

Filled with fascinating characters and all the elements that make for great entertainment — from drama and romance to war and crime — the history and political studies major prepares you to play your own role in shaping the future through lessons from the past.

Put it in Perspective

Gain a broad understanding of how social, political and cultural forces shape societies, particularly the United States. Develop your written and verbal communication skills to teach others about past and contemporary cultures and political systems in creative and critical ways, including scholarly debate and the use of multiple perspectives.

Use historical and archival resources to participate in preservation projects, including the recording of oral histories, alongside faculty and fellow students. Explore your interests through a self-selected internship and your senior Capstone project, and share your work with others in publications and during presentations.... [-]

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Explore the human experience and play an important role in answering questions about cognition and behavior with a degree in psychology from Colby-Sawyer. ... [+]

It’s Human Nature

Explore the human experience and play an important role in answering questions about cognition and behavior with a degree in psychology from Colby-Sawyer.

Meeting of the Minds

Deepen your understanding of psychology and the social and cultural experiences that shape human behavior to meet the changing needs of people, organizations, and communities. Coursework in health and biological psychology, counseling and abnormal psychology, social psychology, research design and analysis train you in the accurate development of healthy behavioral solutions and strategies.

Participate in intensive, cutting-edge research projects alongside your professors and pursue your own research interests with clinical experience in our human interaction laboratory.... [-]

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Select the B.A. degree program for a deep working knowledge of fine arts with the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities. Choose the B.F.A. degree for a ... [+]

Make Your Artistic Dreams a Professional Reality

Blend color, shadow and texture to create a bright future with a degree in studio art.

Select the B.A. degree program for a deep working knowledge of fine arts with the opportunity to explore a variety of career possibilities. Choose the B.F.A. degree for an intensive study of the visual arts that will prepare you for a career as a professional artist. Both options build your creative and critical thinking skills alongside studio and technical skills.

Choose from concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, and experiment outside your concentration to gain a wider working knowledge of the arts.... [-]

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541 Main St
New London, New Hampshire, NH 03257 US
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