Kennesaw State University's mission is to provide educational programs that serve a diverse student body in the northern suburbs of Atlanta and extending into northwest Georgia, which includes young adults who enroll as freshmen or undergraduate transfers and an equally large number of older adults who return or transfer to the university at different stages in their lives for undergraduate or graduate study. Evening and weekend programs are designed to accommodate experienced professionals seeking academic advancement. Faculty, staff and administrators are committed to providing a challenging and facilitative collegiate environment that fosters high-quality academic preparation, critical thinking, global and multicultural perspectives, effective communication and interpersonal skills, leadership development, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
The foundation for all undergraduate majors is a comprehensive and coherent general education program that promotes internationalized and connected learning in the liberal arts tradition. KSU offers more than 60 accredited disciplinary, interdisciplinary and professional undergraduate, baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, accounting, business fields, teacher education specialties, computing and information systems, and nursing. An expanding array of graduate degrees exists in education specialties, accounting, business fields, public administration, professional writing, conflict management, and nursing. We also offer a number of applied undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, as well as numerous minors.
The College of Continuing and Professional Education offers more than 50 professional certificate programs along with more than 300 online courses. Top programs include culinary, web design, paralegal, TESOL, basic office technology, project management, technical writing, pharmacy technician, health coach, medical assisting, real estate property management, social media marketing, pedorthist and information systems security. Additionally, the college operates the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for adults age 50 and older, Summer University educational camps for rising first through 12th graders, and much more! The college is located at KSU Center, the site for classroom coursework, a place for educational conferences, and a facility where companies choose to conduct advanced training for their employees.