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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.

  • Part of $2M Sea Grant award to advance understanding of American lobster
    The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve will receive about $250,000 over two years to study how warming coastal waters are affecting lobsters in the Gulf of Maine, the National Sea Grant Office announced on Tuesday.
    Part of $2M Sea Grant award to advance understanding of American lobster
    The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve will receive about $250,000 over two years to study how warming coastal waters are affecting lobsters in the Gulf of Maine, the National Sea Grant Office announced on Tuesday.
  • Realizing Her Childhood Dream
    Amber McElhinney graduated in May 2019 with a degree in equine science and is now earning her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of California at Davis.
    Realizing Her Childhood Dream
    Amber McElhinney graduated in May 2019 with a degree in equine science and is now earning her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of California at Davis.
  • A Soil Scientist Pulls Up Roots
    Andrea Jilling will graduate with her doctorate in Earth and Environmental Sciences in September 2019. Her thesis topic is the potential bioavailability and agronomic relevance of mineral-associated organic nitrogen, and her advisor is Stuart Grandy.
    A Soil Scientist Pulls Up Roots
    Andrea Jilling will graduate with her doctorate in Earth and Environmental Sciences in September 2019. Her thesis topic is the potential bioavailability and agronomic relevance of mineral-associated organic nitrogen, and her advisor is Stuart Grandy.
  • In the Field
    Alina Harris '19G is a student in UNH's agricultural sciences master's program. Find out what she's doing and why she loves doing it at New Hampshire's flagship...
    In the Field
    Alina Harris '19G is a student in UNH's agricultural sciences master's program. Find out what she's doing and why she loves doing it at New Hampshire's flagship...
  • Moose Biologist and UNH Alum Honored With International Award
    Lee Kantar ‘95, a moose biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), was honored with the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award by his peers at the 53rd North American Moose Conference. “Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the...
    Moose Biologist and UNH Alum Honored With International Award
    Lee Kantar ‘95, a moose biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), was honored with the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award by his peers at the 53rd North American Moose Conference. “Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the...

Get the Facts

#2
in ecology research,
Journal of Ecology
#12
in Natural Resources
and conservation,
college factual
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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