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  • Serita Frey and Bill McDowell

    Prestigious Faculty Honors

    Serita Frey has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Bill McDowell has been elected to the 2020 Class of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union.

  • COLSA Dean Anthony Davis

    COLSA Welcomes New Dean

    Along with working toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive experience for all in the COLSA community, Dr. Anthony S. Davis is dedicated to advancing solutions that address climate change and sustainability through supporting preeminent academic research and training future leaders. Learn more here.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Owen Kanter '20 conducts moose research in New Hampshire.

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Opportunities


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.

  • Accomplished Rider and Coach Interviewed by Sally Batton
    Christina Keim, senior lecturer in the equine studies program and the head coach of UNH's Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Equestrian Team since 2004, was recently featured on the Athletic Equestrian podcast. Keim discusses her early riding life and reveals the inner workings of the UNH IHSA...
    Accomplished Rider and Coach Interviewed by Sally Batton
    Christina Keim, senior lecturer in the equine studies program and the head coach of UNH's Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Equestrian Team since 2004, was recently featured on the Athletic Equestrian podcast. Keim discusses her early riding life and reveals the inner workings of the UNH IHSA...
  • New Collections Manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium
    Erin Sigel recently joined the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture as the new collections manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium, which she describes as a “hidden gem of the university.”
    New Collections Manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium
    Erin Sigel recently joined the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture as the new collections manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium, which she describes as a “hidden gem of the university.”
  • The Impact of Human-Induced Noise on Animals
    New research from Nicole Abate ‘20G that examines the effects of different types of noise on crickets’ movement and mating  was recently published in Metaleptea, the orthopterists’ society’s newsletter.
    The Impact of Human-Induced Noise on Animals
    New research from Nicole Abate ‘20G that examines the effects of different types of noise on crickets’ movement and mating  was recently published in Metaleptea, the orthopterists’ society’s newsletter.
  • Doctoral Candidate Wins Graduate Student Teaching Award
    Jennifer (Jenny) Calawa is a doctoral student in microbiology. She recently won a Graduate Student Teaching Award — one of only two PhD candidates to win this university-wide competition. The award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including enthusiasm for...
    Doctoral Candidate Wins Graduate Student Teaching Award
    Jennifer (Jenny) Calawa is a doctoral student in microbiology. She recently won a Graduate Student Teaching Award — one of only two PhD candidates to win this university-wide competition. The award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, including enthusiasm for...
  • Grad Student Wins Teaching Award
    Sara Murphy is a graduate student in our Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (MSDI) program and recent recipient of UNH's Graduate Student Teaching Award.
    Grad Student Wins Teaching Award
    Sara Murphy is a graduate student in our Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetic Internship (MSDI) program and recent recipient of UNH's Graduate Student Teaching Award.

Get the Facts

#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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