New England College is a creative and supportive learning community that challenges individuals to transform themselves and their world.
New England College (NEC) is recognized as one of America's "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report. New England College has military benefits that may be available to students who are associated with the U.S. military. New England College emphasizes experiential learning as an essential component in the development of an enduring academic community. Building upon a strong liberal arts foundation, we challenge our students to reach their full potential through informed discourse and the pursuit of excellence in a framework of academic freedom.
The program balances the theory of leadership and experiential learning with skills development and
hands-on opportunities to lead. In doing so, this major prepares students for careers in outdoor education
and to lead field trips and adventure trips within the leisure industry. The blending of experiences in
science, business, sport and recreation management, and education is designed to enable students to find
careers in a broad variety of fields. Some students may benefit from more science electives (i.e., Marine
Biology) while others may benefit from more business electives (i.e., Principles of Marketing or
Management Accounting). In consultation with their advisor, students might want to pursue a minor in
Biology, Business, or Environmental Science.