Keene State Geography graduates must complete a senior seminar course in the fall semester of their final year. In this course, students work in small groups on a community-based project. These projects are coordinated with government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses in Keene and communities throughout Southern New Hampshire. Each project involves intensive data collection, statistical analysis, and geographic visualizations that are presented in a professional report. While students consider these ‘final projects’ for the course, project partners find them to be valuable tools in their work.
Over the years, Geography students have worked on projects that span the breadth of the discipline, from environmental science to urban planning, transportation analysis, housing studies, and K-12 curricula.