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    Pekins

    A POPULATION AT RISK

    Pete Pekins, University of New Hampshire professor of wildlife ecology, says the iconic moose is rapidly becoming the new poster child for climate change in parts of the Northeast. Find out why.

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    Jesse Morrell and Kelley Thomas

    COLSA FACULTY RECEIVE HONORS

    Professor W. Kelley Thomas and lecturer Jesse Stabile Morrell among UNH faculty honored for their outstanding performances and contributions.

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    Olive

    TALKING IT THROUGH

    Students in COLSA's nutrition program get patient practice with “Olive,” a cutting-edge interactive mannequin that will help them hone important interview, physical exam, communication and observation skills.

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    UNH AGAIN EARNS HONORS FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS

    The Sierra Club has ranked UNH the second "coolest" school in the country, recognizing UNH’s national leadership in sustainability and its commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility.

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    Agreement for Student Success

    GROUNDBREAKING AGREEMENT

    COLSA and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) have signed a universal articulation agreement that prioritizes the success of transfer students from all seven of NH’s community colleges.

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    NEW RESEARCH AIMS TO HELP HUMANS SURVIVE DEHYDRATION

    Major NIH grant to Matt MacManes advances his study of dehydration-resistant cactus mouse

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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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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.

  • A Lifelong Lover of Marine Animals Finds Her Calling
    The passion of COLSA’s faculty and students convinced Mary Kate Munley '21 to attend UNH. Now, she has her own passion that drives her to keep seizing opportunities and gaining the skills and knowledge she needs for a successful and rewarding career as a marine biologist.
    A Lifelong Lover of Marine Animals Finds Her Calling
    The passion of COLSA’s faculty and students convinced Mary Kate Munley '21 to attend UNH. Now, she has her own passion that drives her to keep seizing opportunities and gaining the skills and knowledge she needs for a successful and rewarding career as a marine biologist.
  • Avid hiker heads to the beach for a transformative summer internship
    Wildlife and Conservation Biology major Grey Miller ‘20, who chose UNH for its easy access to hiking and camping in the White Mountains, talks about why he jumped at an opportunity to spend the summer collecting data on sea turtles in Vero Beach, Florida.
    Avid hiker heads to the beach for a transformative summer internship
    Wildlife and Conservation Biology major Grey Miller ‘20, who chose UNH for its easy access to hiking and camping in the White Mountains, talks about why he jumped at an opportunity to spend the summer collecting data on sea turtles in Vero Beach, Florida.
  • A full resume and resilience has made this grad ready for anything
    We caught up with Kimmie Lavoie '17, a wildlife and conservation biology major who recently completed work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  
    A full resume and resilience has made this grad ready for anything
    We caught up with Kimmie Lavoie '17, a wildlife and conservation biology major who recently completed work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  
  • Determined to make a difference
    Emily Ray ’20, a marine estuarine and freshwater biology major, came to UNH with a strong interest in studying shark behavior, but shifted her focus to...
    Determined to make a difference
    Emily Ray ’20, a marine estuarine and freshwater biology major, came to UNH with a strong interest in studying shark behavior, but shifted her focus to...
  • A summer internship fine tunes pre-vet student’s career aspirations
    Lindsay Bosworth ’19, a biomedical science major, tells us about her recent internship at  Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program in Mystic, Connecticut....
    A summer internship fine tunes pre-vet student’s career aspirations
    Lindsay Bosworth ’19, a biomedical science major, tells us about her recent internship at  Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program in Mystic, Connecticut....

Get the Facts

#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

 

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