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    Bill McDowell

    William McDowell Recognized 

    Environmental science professor named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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    Pekins

    A Population at Risk

    The iconic moose is rapidly becoming the new poster child for climate change in parts of the Northeast

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    Olive

    The Latest Technology

    Interactive mannequin helps nutrition students hone their skills

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    UNH Campus

    Honors for Sustainability, Ecoconsciousness

    The Sierra Club has ranked UNH the second "coolest" school in the country

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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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Explore Undergraduate Scholarships


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

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Discover Research
Opportunities


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

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Set Your
Course


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.

  • Finding Confidence through Experience
    Casey Sturzo ’19 didn’t need to go far to find a life-changing college experience: 10 miles, to be exact. But for the senior animal science major from Epping, New Hampshire, the distance made the difference.
    Finding Confidence through Experience
    Casey Sturzo ’19 didn’t need to go far to find a life-changing college experience: 10 miles, to be exact. But for the senior animal science major from Epping, New Hampshire, the distance made the difference.
  • An Opportunity to Conduct International Research
    Allison Herreid '19G is about to embark on a collaborative international research program with 27 graduate students from 24 U.S. institutions.
    An Opportunity to Conduct International Research
    Allison Herreid '19G is about to embark on a collaborative international research program with 27 graduate students from 24 U.S. institutions.
  • The Joy of Discovery
    Wyatt Shell ‘20G is poised to have a big impact on our understanding of bee sociality.
    The Joy of Discovery
    Wyatt Shell ‘20G is poised to have a big impact on our understanding of bee sociality.
  • Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom
    Kiley Kennedy ’19 considers the world to be her classroom, but at UNH she has found a place that brings the world to her and where unique opportunities for learning in both traditional and nontraditional ways are preparing her for the future.
    Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom
    Kiley Kennedy ’19 considers the world to be her classroom, but at UNH she has found a place that brings the world to her and where unique opportunities for learning in both traditional and nontraditional ways are preparing her for the future.
  • Hard work and passion lead to success
    While the word passionate can feel overused to the point of cliché, in Ashley Bruns ’19 case, the adjective fits. The animal science major from Berlin, New Hampshire is nothing if not passionate about her achievements, veterinary medicine and public health, her parents who have supported and loved...
    Hard work and passion lead to success
    While the word passionate can feel overused to the point of cliché, in Ashley Bruns ’19 case, the adjective fits. The animal science major from Berlin, New Hampshire is nothing if not passionate about her achievements, veterinary medicine and public health, her parents who have supported and loved...

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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

 

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