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  • COLSA faculty share their expertise at UNH Covid Webinar Series

    UNH Hosting COVID-19 Webinar Series

    UNH experts, including four members of COLSA's faculty, are offering insights on health, business and society in a webinar series starting April 28

  • Biotechnology Master's Degree Program

    New Biotechnology Master's Degree Program

    Interested in a career in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or biomanufacturing industries? Now you can earn BOTH a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in molecular and cellular biotechnology in just five years. Find out more about our new accelerated BS/MS degree program here.

  • Studying Sustainability at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

    Studying Sustainability

    This is your world. Learn how we can work together to protect it.

  • UNH Undergraduate Research Conference

    You Belong Here

    Discover how COLSA can prepare you for a life dedicated to what matters most to you. Watch this video.

  • Reasons to choose COLSA

    Reasons to Choose COLSA

    There are so many reasons why you should spend the next four years with us. Here are our top ten.

  • UNH students at the Shoals Marine Laboratory

    Come Here, Go Anywhere

    Prepare yourself for life beyond college by taking advantage of the wide-range of hands-on research opportunities on and off campus.

 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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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.

  • Virtual Course, Actual Success
    UNH’s Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) moved its curriculum online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Virtual Course, Actual Success
    UNH’s Project SMART (Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training) moved its curriculum online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • With fellowship, graduate student makes policy contributions
    Simone Chapman ’20G, a master’s student in environmental conservation at UNH, has received a Science Policy Fellowship from the Gulf...
    With fellowship, graduate student makes policy contributions
    Simone Chapman ’20G, a master’s student in environmental conservation at UNH, has received a Science Policy Fellowship from the Gulf...
  • Changemaker in Training
    Tori Wyman ’21 is a Business Administration major and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability minor. She recently completed her second summer internship through UNH's Social Innovation Internship program. 
    Changemaker in Training
    Tori Wyman ’21 is a Business Administration major and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability minor. She recently completed her second summer internship through UNH's Social Innovation Internship program. 
  • Nutrition Degree Became the Foundation of Medical Career
    Daniel Kahn graduated from UNH in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. The only person in his immediate family in the healthcare field, Daniel has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.
    Nutrition Degree Became the Foundation of Medical Career
    Daniel Kahn graduated from UNH in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. The only person in his immediate family in the healthcare field, Daniel has been a nurse practitioner since 2016.
  • 2021 Knauss Fellowship Finalist
    Nick Anderson, who earned his bachelor's degree in 2011 from UNH and has returned to campus to pursue his master's in natural resources and the environment, has been named a finalist for the 2021 class of the National Sea Grant College Program’s prestigious ...
    2021 Knauss Fellowship Finalist
    Nick Anderson, who earned his bachelor's degree in 2011 from UNH and has returned to campus to pursue his master's in natural resources and the environment, has been named a finalist for the 2021 class of the National Sea Grant College Program’s prestigious ...

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#2

in ecology research
Journal of Ecology
Top 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
College Factual
Top 10%
General Biology
College Factual
#7
in Natural Resources and Conservation
Universities.com
#8
in Dairy Science
Universities.com
97%
of COLSA alumni are employed
or in graduate school
First Destination Survey
81%
of students participate
in internships and/or research
First Destination Survey
88%
Average acceptance rate of
current students and recent grads
who applied to veterinary school
— well above the national average

 

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