Keuka College

Introduction

Keuka College was founded in 1890 and is located on the shore of Keuka Lake in New York state’s Finger Lakes region. Keuka College is a private, undergraduate and graduate, residential college that offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs on campus and through its Accelerated Studies for Adults Program and international programs in China and Vietnam. Regardless of degree or location, Keuka College graduates boast significant, real-world experience that impresses employers and graduate schools. And that’s because experiential learning has long been the cornerstone of the Keuka College experience. A number of highly respected, national sources have praised the Keuka College experience, including the print media (U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, Washington Monthly), educational foundations (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), and even the White House (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll). At the heart of Keuka College's commitment to experiential learning is Field Period, a required internship program for our home campus undergraduate students. Each year, they garner 140 hours of hands-on experience, putting into practice what they learned in the classroom. Students may elect to pursue international Field Periods with the College’s partner universities or on their own. Keuka College offers 34 bachelor’s degree programs on its home campus, many with specialized concentrations; 27 minors; and self-designed majors. Keuka College also offers seven master’s degree programs and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy. Community service has been part and parcel of the Keuka College experience since it was founded and today, all of the 40-plus clubs on the home campus are required to conduct at least one community service project each semester. Keuka College offers 17 intercollegiate sports and a variety of intramural sports on its home campus. Through its Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP), the College offers bachelor’s degree completion programs in organizational management, criminal justice systems, social work, and nursing, as well as master’s degrees in management, criminal justice administration, and nursing at locations around New York state. The College also extends educational opportunities via the Internet through its Wertman Office of Distance Education. Keuka College is also a major educational player in the Pacific Rim, with 2,680 Chinese students pursuing Keuka College's degrees at four partner universities, one of the largest enrollments of any U.S. college operating in the country. Another 505 Vietnamese students are doing likewise at two universities in Vietnam. More than 110 international students study on the home campus.

Our Values

Integrity. At Keuka College, behaving ethically and with integrity means being honest, keeping promises, and respecting the property and interests of others. Our personal and professional integrity guides the actions of our college community, supports the character development, wellness, and spirituality of our students, and makes us a more civil society. Keuka College develops integrity and ethical behavior in its students through the curriculum and by consistent modeling of honest and forthright behavior by the faculty, staff, administration, and alumni. • Academic Excellence. At Keuka College, academic excellence is central to the college’s educational mission, and high expectations are set for students and faculty alike. We value intellectual achievement and scholarship, employ innovative and engaging educational practices to develop the whole person and emphasize the cultivation of critical thinking skills and the love of learning. Academic excellence is not solely a function of the intellectual abilities of the college’s students but rather is highly dependent on the quality and rigor of the teaching/learning process. • Student-Centeredness. At Keuka College, we provide a holistic learning experience fostering the intellectual and personal growth of each student. Students, teachers, staff, and alumni are engaged in a way that connects the learning process to the world beyond the college. Through academic programs, collaborative partnerships and experiential learning experiences, Keuka College students broaden their skills and perspectives of careers, personal responsibility, wellness, and civic engagement. • Diversity. At Keuka College, we acknowledge, respect, and celebrate our differences. Our community consists of many identities, each of which provides a valued perspective. We foster an inclusive environment in which we intentionally work toward understanding, respecting, and appreciating diversity. In doing so, we move beyond tolerance to understanding and mutual respect. • Global Perspective. At Keuka College, having a global perspective means being open-minded when working with people of diverse geographical origin and cultural heritage – learning from them, and they from us. In order to prepare students for the world of the 21st century, we provide them with opportunities to learn and interact with other cultures, peoples, and perspectives. Student exposure occurs in many ways – in the classroom through our domestic and international academic programs and curricula, and outside the classroom through multiple opportunities to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. • Stewardship. At Keuka College, we are committed to preserving and building our legacy for future generations and to fostering a sense of responsibility and commitment to the college. Active stewardship is an ethical and institutional responsibility that embodies careful, prudent utilization and management of our resources, including our people, financial holdings, natural resources, and capital assets. The College and its constituents have a moral and financial imperative to use our many and varied resources in ways that are effective, efficient, and sustainable. • Citizenship. At Keuka College, we believe citizenship includes aspects of leadership, service, and social responsibility. All members of the Keuka College community strive to be good leaders and exemplary citizens. Effective leaders and citizens exhibit common traits of wisdom, determination, vision, emotional intelligence, empathy and social responsibility. We actively model these qualities and mentor their development, thereby demonstrating and encouraging exemplary citizenship – locally, nationally, and globally.

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Art and Design

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Keuka College’s art and design major is geared toward students interested in design, visual expression, and digital communication.
While fostering creative development and personal expression, the major provides the skills and experiences essential for success in the field of design and visual communication. [+]

Keuka College's art and design major is geared toward students interested in design, visual expression, and digital communication. And, according to the Wall Street Journal, a fine-arts degree may be a better choice than many think.

While fostering creative development and personal expression, the major provides the skills and experiences essential for success in the field of design and visual communication. In fact, the program’s enhanced emphasis on digital media and graphic design will open up cutting-edge opportunities for students as they transition to the workforce or advanced study.

Taking advantage of the College’s historical commitment to experiential learning and faculty members who bring relevant, real-world experience to the classroom, Keuka College’s program provides the “practical, career-centered advising and experiences” that a recent national report on education in the arts recommends. These include a first-year introduction to the principles and practices of building a professional portfolio; a stand-alone, upper-level seminar focused on “Art in the World;” and a series of concentrations within the major that provide a variety of career pathways.... [-]


Biology

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Those choosing this degree program will prepare, through study and hands-on experience for careers in biology, biochemistry, chiropractic, ecology, education, medical technology, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, physical therapy, physiology, plant sciences, public health, zoology, or research. [+]

Situated on the fresh waters of Keuka Lake, surrounded by a rural setting, and only a short distance from nearby Rochester, Keuka College provides an ideal environment for students majoring in biology.

Those choosing this degree program will prepare, through study and hands-on experience for careers in biology, biochemistry, chiropractic, ecology, education, medical technology, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, physical therapy, physiology, plant sciences, public health, zoology, or research.

What Will I Learn as a Biology Student?

Like all Keuka College students, you are required to complete a 140-hour Field Period. From downtown Penn Yan to North Dakota, students have completed field studies in locations worldwide that provide them with the real-life experience that gives them an edge entering the job market or graduate school. From veterinary offices and schools to hospitals and humane societies, students are offered multiple options through Field Period.... [-]


Enviromental Science

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The program provides you with the option to focus on the physical or biological science of the environment by training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. There are also numerous opportunities for students to explore, conduct research, or get involved with nearby community groups such as the Keuka Lake Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension, which offer students a chance to interact in their chosen field off campus. [+]

Surrounded by a wealth of foliage and set on the fresh waters of Keuka Lake, Keuka College makes an ideal setting for environmental science majors to observe and interact with the environment around them.

What Will I Do as an Environmental Science Student?

The program provides you with the option to focus on the physical or biological science of the environment by training in the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science. There are also numerous opportunities for students to explore, conduct research, or get involved with nearby community groups such as the Keuka Lake Association and Cornell Cooperative Extension, which offer students a chance to interact in their chosen field off campus. On campus, the Center for Aquatic Research gives you the opportunity to conduct an independent study on the quality of the surrounding lake water.... [-]


Marketing

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Students who choose the marketing program will get experience in a variety of areas that will prepare them for careers in public relations, marketing research, retail marketing, professional sales, or general marketing management. In addition to classes that explore multiple marketing-related paths, students are required to complete a 140-hour internship each year. [+]

Available as a major, minor, or management degree concentration Gain real-world marketing experience through guaranteed, yearly internships and business-related extracurricular activities

Students who choose the marketing program will get experience in a variety of areas that will prepare them for careers in public relations, marketing research, retail marketing, professional sales, or general marketing management. In addition to classes that explore multiple marketing-related paths, students are required to complete a 140-hour internship each year.

These Field Periods, a cornerstone of the Keuka College experience, provide the practical experience that give Keuka College students the edge when entering the job market or moving on to graduate school. When students graduate, they’ll have the real-world skills to navigate challenges in selling and interpersonal relations.... [-]


Organizational Communication

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Students majoring in organizational communication will be immersed in the culture, history and visual elements of the English language.
Keuka College also offers a minor in Communication Studies that would supplement other programs from the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, including American Sign Language, and English. [+]

Students majoring in organizational communication will be immersed in the culture, history and visual elements of the English language.

The addition of a firm background in business gives students the edge they need when entering a job market where communication is key.

Courses in public speaking, media writing, public relations, human resources management, and desktop publishing are just a sample of the versatility that comes with this degree, preparing students for an array of career options in fields such as public relations, journalism, and social work. In addition, students have gone on to become lobbyists, research analysts and audio-visual technicians. Students are schooled in the history and background of literature and English, while given a foundation in marketing and management. In line with Keuka College's hands-on learning mission, students are given the chance to lead and design class presentations in a unique, interactive experience.... [-]


Political Science & History

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The program in political science and history explores the heritage of Western civilization as it relates to modern government, the interactions between Western and non-Western values, and politics in a rapidly changing and interdependent global environment. A degree in political science and history will prepare you for graduate study or law school, as well as employment in areas of social science specialization – such as political and historical research, public relations, interest-group and political party activity – or other related employment opportunities. [+]

The program in political science and history explores the heritage of Western civilization as it relates to modern government, the interactions between Western and non-Western values, and politics in a rapidly changing and interdependent global environment. A degree in political science and history will prepare you for graduate study or law school, as well as employment in areas of social science specialization – such as political and historical research, public relations, interest-group and political party activity – or other related employment opportunities.

You are also given analytical tools and extensive knowledge in four sub-fields of the major: Europe and the world, American society and government, foreign affairs and international relations, and public policy and administration... [-]


Psychology

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Through theory and a hands-on experience, the psychology program at Keuka College readies you for a variety of career opportunities that include family service, psychiatry, psychology, child protection, or school guidance counselor. As a student, you are given the opportunity to choose your own course of study by choosing one of four concentrations in child and family studies, developmental disabilities, forensic psychology, or mental health. [+]

Through theory and a hands-on experience, the psychology program at Keuka College readies you for a variety of career opportunities that include family service, psychiatry, psychology, child protection, or school guidance counselor. As a student, you are given the opportunity to choose your own course of study by choosing one of four concentrations in child and family studies, developmental disabilities, forensic psychology, or mental health.

You are also given the opportunity to practice psychology in a real-world setting as a freshman,thanks to a 140-hour Field Period internship that must be completed every school year. You will be able to interact in an environment that speaks to your area of study, including police departments, health facilities, schools, and more.... [-]


Sociology

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The sociology program stresses both traditional liberal arts and career education through a general sociology major, a sociology major with a concentration in criminology, and a sociology minor. The program provides you with an understanding of social relationships through stability and change, as well as conflict and cooperation among persons, groups, organizations, and communities. [+]

The sociology program stresses both traditional liberal arts and career education through a general sociology major, a sociology major with a concentration in criminology, and a sociology minor. The program provides you with an understanding of social relationships through stability and change, as well as conflict and cooperation among persons, groups, organizations, and communities.

The major is designed to create independent thinkers with a clear understanding of real-life situations and the ability to apply knowledge to reducing and resolving social problems. Field Period placements are an important part of the sociology program. Career opportunities are available in virtually any vocation that involves working with people, including juvenile services, social planning and policymaking, personnel management, public and industrial relations, probation, law enforcement, community action, and social research.... [-]


Undergraduate Management Program

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Keuka College’s management program offers students an opportunity to prepare themselves to assume key roles in a wide range of business ventures. [+]

Keuka College’s management program offers students an opportunity to prepare themselves to assume key roles in a wide range of business ventures.

Program Highlights:

Available as a major or minor Offers students six different concentrations from which to choose Guaranteed internship each year of study Seamless transition into one of our business graduate programs Numerous 4+1 MBA partnerships

Keuka College’s business management program provides a unique learning experience by blending a cutting-edge curriculum with a historical commitment to community service.

Keuka College graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to flourish in today’s global business environment along with a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others.... [-]


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