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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.

  • Seeking a Better World Through Science
    Francesca Barucci ’20 is busy. The biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology major from Fairfield, Conn., is also minoring in Italian studies and chemistry and is a member of the UNH Chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
    Seeking a Better World Through Science
    Francesca Barucci ’20 is busy. The biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology major from Fairfield, Conn., is also minoring in Italian studies and chemistry and is a member of the UNH Chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
  • Being the Change She Wants to See
    Born and mainly raised in the Dominican Republic, biomedical science major Walkania Santos ’19 is the second in her family to attend college in the U.S. Her plan to become a doctor is rooted in her experience growing up where access to medical care is limited.  
    Being the Change She Wants to See
    Born and mainly raised in the Dominican Republic, biomedical science major Walkania Santos ’19 is the second in her family to attend college in the U.S. Her plan to become a doctor is rooted in her experience growing up where access to medical care is limited.  
  • A Champion with a Plan
    When Ryann Terwilliger '21 transferred to UNH from a school with only 1,600 undergrads, she didn’t know what to expect.
    A Champion with a Plan
    When Ryann Terwilliger '21 transferred to UNH from a school with only 1,600 undergrads, she didn’t know what to expect.
  • More Than a Degree
    For Jessica Fury ‘19, an animal science major and Groveton, NH native, graduation in a couple weeks will mean moving out of her apartment at the UNH Organic Dairy and leaving her beloved Jersey cows, including Andie, who’s calf is the first Fury ever delivered. But it also means a new opportunity...
    More Than a Degree
    For Jessica Fury ‘19, an animal science major and Groveton, NH native, graduation in a couple weeks will mean moving out of her apartment at the UNH Organic Dairy and leaving her beloved Jersey cows, including Andie, who’s calf is the first Fury ever delivered. But it also means a new opportunity...
  • Fast Forward
    Enzymes are a complex protein that help speed biochemical reactions. Graeme Lambert ’19, biochemistry major and president of the UNH Chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, knows all about enzymes — and speed.
    Fast Forward
    Enzymes are a complex protein that help speed biochemical reactions. Graeme Lambert ’19, biochemistry major and president of the UNH Chapter of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, knows all about enzymes — and speed.

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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