Academic Units

As the chief educational and administrative officer, the provost oversees all academic policies and activities throughout the University. The following colleges, centers, and institutes fall under the Provost's purview.

Academic Degree Granting Colleges

College of Architecture and Construction Management

The College of Architecture and Construction Management offers programs that are accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board and the American Council of Construction Management with a focus on embracing new technologies, creativity, and innovation for solving real-world construction problems and creating relevant design solutions. Additional information on the College of Architecture and Construction Management can be found at http://cacm.kennesaw.edu/.

College of the Arts

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University houses the disciplines of Art and Design, Music, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Dance, in one of the most dynamic communities of artists, scholars and higher education professionals within the Southeastern U.S. Students command high professional regard due to their exceptional creative and written scholarship. The College of the Arts provides a professional environment conducive to artistic growth that prepares students for the aesthetic and professional challenges facing scholars, artists, and teachers in the 21st century. The College recognizes and embraces important influences in the arts that cross international borders. Additional information on the College of the Arts can be found at http://arts.kennesaw.edu/.

Michael J. Coles College of Business

The Michael J. Coles College of Business offers academic programs that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing global, business environment. It is a major asset to the growth and economic development of metropolitan Atlanta and the region. The unique, innovative spirit of the Coles College of Business arises from an emphasis on building partnerships with the corporate world, the community, business leaders, other academic institutions, government, and nonprofit enterprises.  These alliances enable the College to achieve its goals of continuous improvement and targeted program development. Additional information for the Coles College of Business can be found at http://coles.kennesaw.edu.

College of Computing and Software Engineering

The College of Computing and Software Engineering is comprised of the Departments of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Software Engineering and Game Development. The college offers degree and certificate programs in all aspects of computing, including computer science, information technology, game design and development and, software engineering.  Courses combine hands-on experience with a thorough grounding in the underlying theory, and students apply computing, software engineering techniques and information technologies to solve today’s real-world problems and face tomorrow’s challenges. The majority of the undergraduate degrees offered are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET www.abet.org). Additional information on the College of Computing and Software Engineering can be found at http://ccse.kennesaw.edu.

The Leland and Clarice Bagwell College of Education

The Leland and Clarice Bagwell College of Education offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs.  Students preparing to be teachers and leaders through one of Kennesaw State University’s educator preparation programs are assured experiences which help them develop a deep understanding of the subject matter they will teach and acquire skills that effectively improve B-12 student learning.  Additional information for the Bagwell College of Education can be found at http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu.

The Graduate College

The Graduate College administers and advances the University’s graduate enterprise, establishing and maintaining institutional standards for graduate program quality while advancing the University’s overall graduate mission.  This mission includes providing leadership and overseeing all aspects of the University’s post-baccalaureate enterprise, including the University’s graduate programs, faculty, and students.  In cooperation with the Graduate Faculty, The Graduate College reviews and approves the institution’s graduate curriculum, policies, and institutional graduate strategy.  The Graduate College establishes standards for graduate instruction, reviewing and approving admission to the University’s Graduate Faculty and granting permission to engage in graduate instruction.  Additional information on The Graduate College can be found at http://graduate.kennesaw.edu/.

WellStar College of Health and Human Services

The WellStar College of Health and Human Services is a dynamic academic unit that consists of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, the Department of Social Work and Human Services, and the WellStar School of Nursing. Additionally, the college includes the Academy of Inclusive Learning and Social Growth. Members of each of the college units are actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, as well as in scholarship and community engagement. Additional information for the WellStar College of Health and Human Services can be found at: http://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu.

Honors College

The Honors College provides a "community-within-a-university" for academically talented, highly motivated students who enjoy lively discussion, creative expression, and intellectual challenge. The University Honors Program is open to all majors on both campuses. The Honors College collaborates with other KSU colleges to offer small honors sections of core courses and interdisciplinary honors seminars. Taught by outstanding faculty recognized for teaching excellence, our small honors sections offer a liberal arts experience in a large university, as well as an alternative to large lecture sections. For more information about the Honors College, visit http://honors.kennesaw.edu.

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences has eleven academic schools/departments, two endowed chairs, and five centers. The academic schools/departments offer more than 80 programs of study leading to certificates, minors, baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and a doctor of philosophy degree. The College’s schools/departments and centers serve Kennesaw State University and the community with research services and outreach programs such as Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. The College serves the university-at-large by providing many of the courses in the general education curriculum. Additional information for the College of Humanities and Social Science can be found at http://hss.kennesaw.edu.

College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics is staffed by approximately 150 dedicated faculty who are exceptional teachers and who have recognized research programs in their area of expertise. The College offers contemporary degree programs that have gained nationwide recognition for the success of their graduates. These programs have curricula that are challenging and focused on modern aspects of their disciplines. Opportunities abound for students to develop a strong identity with their respective departments and disciplines through student organizations, through mentoring relationships with the faculty, and through engagement in collaborative discovery research activities.  Additional information for the College of Science and Mathematics can be located at http://csm.kennesaw.edu/.

The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) at Kennesaw State University produces graduates ready to find solutions to today's real-world problems and tomorrow's challenges. The second-largest engineering college in Georgia, SPCEET is the only institution, in the state of Georgia, where students can choose among 14 engineering or engineering technology degree programs which best suit their talents, skills, goals, and aspirations. All of SPCEET’s undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Additional information for the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology can be found at http://engineering.kennesaw.edu/.

University College

University College is an innovative degree-granting college that focuses on interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular initiatives. It also houses other key academic initiatives designed to serve students as they transition into and through their academic programs.  The initiatives include the Dual Enrollment Program, Thrive, and a partnership with Achieve Atlanta. The academic departments in University College offer a wide range of distinctive programs and courses that serve a diverse population of KSU students. Additional information for University College can be found at http://uc.kennesaw.edu/.

Academic Support Divisions

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs oversees all operations of the academic division, providing administrative oversight, academic leadership, and external representation. The following units are included in the Academic Affairs division.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning provides leadership, support, and advocacy for initiatives designed to enhance learning through teaching and scholarship. It cultivates a culture of ongoing professional development for faculty effectiveness. The website address for the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is http://cetl.kennesaw.edu.

College of Continuing and Professional Education

The College of Continuing and Professional Education at Kennesaw State University is one of the largest continuing education programs in the country. Offering more than 2,500 non-degree professional development and personal enrichment classes and serving more than 17,000 registrants annually, the program offers a unique opportunity to acquire new skills or enhance existing ones in a multitude of different areas. The website for the College of Continuing and Professional Education is https://ccpe.kennesaw.edu/.

Division of Global Affairs

The Division of Global Affairs is at the center of Kennesaw State University’s vision and mission for a 21st Century University that is infused with international sophistication and high impact practices that engage students, faculty and the community with our increasingly interconnected and globalized world. The Division of Global Affairs supports student success through international education, local to global community engagement. The Division also supports faculty and staff inquiry through cross-cultural scholarship, professional development and service while also engaging our external community in global learning, executive education and leadership training and credentialing. The Division of Global Affairs is composed of ten units and a central administration office. Each year, our award-winning division leads a comprehensive array of scholarly, educational and community engagement programs while offering hundreds of international studies programs, courses and educational events. The website address for the Division of Global Affairs is http://dga.kennesaw.edu/.

Office of Technology Enhanced Learning

The Office of Technology Enhanced Learning is a collaborative unit comprised of Academic Testing, Prior Learning Assessment, Distance Learning, KSU-Online, KSU’s eCampus partnerships including eCore and eMajor, and the newly established Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development. Oversight extends to system-wide collaborative online programs, KSU’s New Learning Models including MOOCs, the digital badge programs, and competency-based education initiatives. KSU is also a participant in the USG Adult Learning Consortium. The Office of Technology Enhanced Learning website can be found at http://technologyenhancedlearning.kennesaw.edu.

Enrollment Services Division

The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services oversees all enrollment-related functions. The Enrollment Services Division is a collaborative unit comprising the Offices of Undergraduate Admissions, Registrar, and Student Financial Aid designed to facilitate pathways for recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of KSU students.  The website address for Enrollment Services is http://enrollmentservices.kennesaw.edu/.

Library System

The Kennesaw State University Library System is comprised of the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus and the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus. The mission of the Kennesaw State University Library System is to provide excellent services and resources that directly support the University’s efforts to become a world-class comprehensive university.  Essential to achieving this mission is a Library System that selects, organizes, presents, and preserves resources for the KSU community of faculty, students, and scholars.  The website address for the KSU Library System is: http://library.kennesaw.edu.

 

 

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