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    FROM SHARKS TO CYANOTOXINS

    Emily Ray ’20 is collecting data on cyanobacteria this summer during an internship at the Shoals Marine Laboratory.

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    RESEARCH FINDS NE STREAMS IMPACTED BY ROAD SALT

    On average, 11 percent of streams in the Merrimack River watershed are affected by elevated salinity, raising concerns about impact to fish and plants.

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    Stacia Sower Career

    A CAREER IS CELEBRATED

    Special issue of "General and Comparative Endocrinology" highlights Professor Emeritus Stacia Sower's accomplishments and research legacy.

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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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We offer many scholarships just for COLSA students that reward your achievements and help make college more affordable.

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

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Discuss goals and design your career plan with help from the professionals at our St. Martin Career Exploration Office.

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  • Well-rounded student-athlete shines in the pool, the classroom and the lab
    Meet Erin Cullather, ’19, a biomedical sciences: medical microbiology major from Highland Park, Illinois. We caught up with the stand-out Division I student-athlete as she prepares to return to Durham following a summer internship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
    Well-rounded student-athlete shines in the pool, the classroom and the lab
    Meet Erin Cullather, ’19, a biomedical sciences: medical microbiology major from Highland Park, Illinois. We caught up with the stand-out Division I student-athlete as she prepares to return to Durham following a summer internship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Accomplished Researcher Heading the Department of Biological Sciences
    Bonnie Brown is joining COLSA as a professor and new chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Brown, who comes to UNH from Virginia Commonwealth University, works in the field of ecological genetics. Her research involves metagenomics, which is the investigation of genetic material obtained...
    Accomplished Researcher Heading the Department of Biological Sciences
    Bonnie Brown is joining COLSA as a professor and new chair of the Department of Biological Sciences. Brown, who comes to UNH from Virginia Commonwealth University, works in the field of ecological genetics. Her research involves metagenomics, which is the investigation of genetic material obtained...
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    Students Devote Summer to Social Innovation
    Each spring the UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise selects a handful of motivated, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program. The 9-week Social Innovation Internship connects students to leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations...
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    Students Devote Summer to Social Innovation
    Each spring the UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise selects a handful of motivated, high-achieving, impact-focused student leaders for the Social Innovation Internship program. The 9-week Social Innovation Internship connects students to leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations...
  • New grant will fund study on one of the most unique biomaterials known to humankind
    Hagfish slime, which has been described as the grossest super-material in existence, might be one of the most unique biomaterials known known to humankind — and UNH scientist and assistant professor David Plachetzkihas received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Organismal...
    New grant will fund study on one of the most unique biomaterials known to humankind
    Hagfish slime, which has been described as the grossest super-material in existence, might be one of the most unique biomaterials known known to humankind — and UNH scientist and assistant professor David Plachetzkihas received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Organismal...
  • Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic agriculture in the United States. The organic strawberry varieties will be developed for optimal production...
    Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station have launched a research project that aims to develop the first varieties of strawberries specifically designed for organic agriculture in the United States. The organic strawberry varieties will be developed for optimal production...

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#2
in ecology research
#8
in Natural Resources
and conservation
92%
of COLSA alumni
are employed or in
graduate school
 
77%
of students participate
in internships and/or research
 
87%
Average acceptance rate of Colsa
students to veterinary School
well above the national average