• A horizontal image showing an array of photos taken from Thrive Fall 2022

    THRIVE Fall 2022

    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Nutrition program at UNH and learn how COLSA scientists are working on the forefront of human health and wellbeing. Read the stories here.

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    INSPIRED Horticultural Report

    Discover some of the latest horticulture and crop management research occurring at the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the latest edition of INSPIRED.

  • Faculty Top in Their Fields

    Proven Impact

    Researchers from around the world are turning to the findings of scientists with the  College of Life Sciences and Agriculture as they work to solve some of the most critical agricultural and environmental issues facing the planet.

  • 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.


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. 

Programs of Study

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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.


Owen Kanter '20 conducts moose research in New Hampshire.

Discover Research

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


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Set Your

Discuss goals and design your career plan with help from the professionals at our St. Martin Career Exploration Office.


UNH Diversity Statement

The University of New Hampshire is committed to building and nurturing an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty and staff can thrive. We also are committed to providing open and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities. We venture to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding. We believe diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion are foundational values inextricably linked to achieving our core educational mission and embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves. Here, you belong and all are welcome.

UNH Land, Water and Life Acknowledgement

As we all journey on the trail of life, we wish to acknowledge the spiritual and physical connection the Pennacook, Abenaki and Wabanaki Peoples have maintained to N’dakinna (homeland) and the aki (land), nebi (water), olakwika (flora) and awaasak (fauna) that the University of New Hampshire community is honored to steward today. We also acknowledge the hardships they continue to endure after the loss of unceded homelands and champion the university’s responsibility to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.

Listen to the acknowledgement read by Denise Pouliot, the Sag8moskwa (Head Female Speaker) of the Cowasuk Band of Pennacook Abenaki People from Alton, New Hampshire and a member of the Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective (INHCC), which includes her husband Paul Pouliot, several UNH faculty members and students, local grassroots organizers and community members and several members of other New England tribes.

Get the Facts


in ecology research
Journal of Ecology
Top 10%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
College Factual
Top 10%
General Biology
College Factual
in Natural Resources and Conservation
in Dairy Science
of COLSA alumni are employed
or in graduate school
2021 First Destination Survey
of students participate
in internships and/or research
2021 First Destination Survey
Average acceptance rate of
current students and recent grads
who applied to veterinary school
— well above the national average


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