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 College of LIFE SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURE

At the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, we seek to make a difference — from identifying the molecular pathway that leads to a new treatment for disease, to understanding the complex forces that impact our ecosystems and natural landscapes, to finding solutions for a global food system tasked with feeding billions.

Here, you will deepen your understanding of the world and learn to find sustainable responses to the planet’s biggest challenges. Leading edge research and hands-on experiences, combined with practical skill building in the lab and in the field, will create a firm foundation for your future.

When you graduate, you will join thousands of Wildcats who are forging their own paths to success, from here in New Hampshire to every corner of the world.

 


 

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Unique, hands-on research projects lead to challenges and achievements that extend far beyond the classroom.

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COLSA Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

COLSA recognizes that the fields of life sciences, food and agriculture, natural resources, and applied technical and social sciences are engrained in all facets of our society. Innovation in these areas is achieved when diverse voices provide critical and complementary perspectives towards problem solving. Diversity encompasses the multiple intersecting backgrounds that characterize each of us, creating unique sets of experiences and vantage points. COLSA acknowledges the importance of a diverse College community that values all undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff. Important steps need to be taken to improve our campus climate that hold the college accountable in promoting an inclusive and equitable environment that distributes support and resources to all its community members regardless of background and identity.

COLSA is committed to:

  • Engendering mindfulness and respect on issues related to diversity and inclusion among our students, staff, and faculty;

  • Equipping all our students to be competitive members of a diverse global workforce; and

  • Preparing marginalized students to excel in professions where they have been historically underrepresented.

  • Learning to speak for those who can’t
    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...
    Learning to speak for those who can’t
    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...
  • An Unpaid Internship Pays Off
    Alexia Gianoulis’s love of wildlife and exotic animals began with her childhood pets, a hedgehog and gecko, and led to a recent summer internship at the New England Wildlife Center in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
    An Unpaid Internship Pays Off
    Alexia Gianoulis’s love of wildlife and exotic animals began with her childhood pets, a hedgehog and gecko, and led to a recent summer internship at the New England Wildlife Center in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
  • Research, Outreach and Adventure at Sea
    Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology major Marissa Cartee ’21 relays the exciting details of her recent summer internship at Whale and Dolphin Conservation. 
    Research, Outreach and Adventure at Sea
    Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology major Marissa Cartee ’21 relays the exciting details of her recent summer internship at Whale and Dolphin Conservation. 
  • A master's program bestows the right tools for success
    Gabriella Angelini graduated in 2017 with a master’s degree in genetics. She is now a research associate at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    A master's program bestows the right tools for success
    Gabriella Angelini graduated in 2017 with a master’s degree in genetics. She is now a research associate at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • An Education that Helps Others
    Nicole Lee ‘17, a nutrition and wellness alumna, is now a WIC nutritionist in Boston and is enjoying UNH vicariously through her brother Anthony, who is a sophomore at the university.
    An Education that Helps Others
    Nicole Lee ‘17, a nutrition and wellness alumna, is now a WIC nutritionist in Boston and is enjoying UNH vicariously through her brother Anthony, who is a sophomore at the university.

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#2

in ecology research
Journal of Ecology
Top 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
College Factual
Top 10%
General Biology
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#7
in Natural Resources and conservation
Universities.com
92%
of COLSA alumni are employed
or in graduate school
First Destination Survey
77%
of students participate
in internships and/or research
First Destination Survey
92%
Average acceptance rate of
students to veterinary school
— well above the national average

 

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