A split photo showing Andrea Jilling at the Farm and Nicole Jaskiewicz in the lab


The College of Life Sciences & Agriculture (COLSA) is an academic unit within the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.  Students come to COLSA to be educated in a wide spectrum of life science, agricultural and natural resources. We offer two-year associate degrees, four year undergraduate bachelor degrees and masters and Ph.D. degree programs.

COLSA is made up of world and nationally renowned faculty who combine teaching with a passion for research and public service. Their work to understand the nature of biological systems, manage and conserve natural resources, improve agricultural profitability and sustainability, enhance health and nutrition, and foster economic development has earned UNH nationwide recognition as a top-tier land, sea, and space grant university. This synthesis of talent and expertise creates opportunities for students to follow their intellectual interests across traditional fields of study through interdisciplinary courses and programs. And by participating in faculty-supported outreach initiatives that benefit the state and the region, students find greater meaning in their studies and a way to test future goals.

The college is home to the following four departments and one school:

COLSA also houses many research centers, including the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station (NHAES).