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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 Colleges

The College of the Arts offers nationally accredited academic programs in music, music education, theater and performance studies, visual arts, and art education in a supportive environment. Their faculty members are not only extraordinary teachers, they are also extraordinary artists. More importantly, they are mentors for their students; they are truly invested in the current and future success of every student.

The Michael J. Coles College of Business offers a vibrant, high-quality, real-world learning experience unlike any other. Its diverse programs, international experience, technological focus, centers of academic excellence, thriving corporate partnerships and adventurous curriculum prepare students for today's rapidly changing business world.

The Leland & Clarice C. Bagwell College of Education represents over twelve different departments and five colleges that collaborate on the design, delivery, approval and accreditation of all teacher preparation programs.

The WellStar College of Health and Human Services combines a variety of disciplines that have at their central focus the health, physical fitness, and human service needs of our community. The programs offered include Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Nursing, Human Services, Sport Management, and graduate programs in Exercise Science, Nursing, and Social Work.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest academic college at KSU, and has won top national and regional awards for teaching and scholarship. They offer a variety of degree programs in areas ranging from Communication to Criminal Justice.

The College of Science and Mathematics is home to the departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Statistics and Analytical Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Staffed by faculty with exceptional teaching skills and applied research interests, these departments have gained nationwide recognition for the success of their faculty and graduates.

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.

The College of Computing and Software Engineering is dedicated to all aspects of computing, and offers degree and certificate programs in Information Technology, Computer Science, and Gaming and Software Engineering.

The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology was established when KSU consolidated with Southern Polytechnic State University. The School of Engineering and the School of Engineering Technology and Management have combined to form one college that combines hands-on experience and research with a thorough grounding in underlying theory and is dedicated to the development of leaders in their chosen professional fields.

The University College was formed to provide an academic Home for exploratory students who have not yet determined their academic major and also to provide greater visibility and significance to a variety of programs, academic support services, and projects.

The Honors College offers a community within a university to academically talented, highly motivated students who enjoy lively discussion, creative expression, and intellectual challenge. It offers small honors sections of core courses and interdisciplinary honors seminars, where students focus on deep understanding within an innovative curriculum. It also provides opportunities for undergraduate research, domestic and international travel experiences, and community service activities.

The Graduate College houses all masters and doctoral programs, as well as several certificate programs. Their curriculum is designed for working professionals with class schedules and is taught by full-time faculty with "real world" professional experience along with outstanding academic credentials.

College of Continuing and Professional Education is one of the largest programs of its type in the country, offering more than 2,500 classes and programs to over 17,000 students annually.

Other Affiliated Units

The Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics, and Character is a global catalyst that builds ethical leaders from the inside out. It serves as a learning center for professional and personal development by providing professional certification in leadership and ethics, academic degrees, women's development programs, conferences and events featuring lessons from leaders, a Speaker's Bureau, and a Journal of Ethics in Leadership.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) provides leadership, support, and advocacy of initiatives designed to enhance learning through teaching and scholarship. CETL cultivates an institutional culture that encourages, values, and rewards ongoing professional development that advances faculty effectiveness.

The Division of Global Affairs spearheads and collaboratively leads KSU's global learning initiatives. It has a university-wide mission and collaborates locally and globally to promote international and intercultural learning.

The Division of Student Affairs offers out-of-class programs, services, co-curricular programming, and individual interaction to ensure students are achieving  learning and development outcomes.

The Division of Technology Enhanced Learning is a collaborative unit comprised of Academic Testing Services and Testing Centers as well as the Distance Learning Center. Oversight extends to eCore, related system-wide collaborative online programs, KSU’s New Learning Models to include MOOCs, the digital badge program, prior learning assessment, competency based education initiatives, and KSU’s participation in the USG Adult Learning Consortium.

The Office of Grants and Contracts functions as the service and support office for faculty interested in securing external funding.

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness leads, coordinates, and supports Kennesaw State University’s quality enhancement and continuous improvement initiatives. OIE promotes excellence through institutional research and core services in planning, assessment, decision support, and accreditation.

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