Thompson School of Applied Science

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Programs that prepare you to succeed in your career of choice or continue your education to a four-year degree program.

The Thompson School of Applied Science offers exceptional two-year degree programs in Applied Animal Science, Forest Technology and Veterinary Technology — three dynamic fields with many exciting job opportunities in New Hampshire and beyond.

As a student in one of our associate degree programs, you will experience a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities and gain the knowledge you need to stand out in a competitive marketplace as soon as you graduate.

Plus, unlike schools that offer only two-year degrees, the Thompson School’s associate degree programs are closely connected to the university’s corresponding four-year programs, sharing award-winning faculty and leading-edge courses and resources. That means you’ll have a clear pathway to completing your four-year bachelor’s degree, should you choose.

Your life, your options. We’ll make sure you’re ready.

 
  • Four years, two degrees
    Megann Sullivan is currently pursuing her associate degree in veterinary technology and plans to move to the four-year biomedical sciences: medical and veterinary sciences major following graduation.
    Four years, two degrees
    Megann Sullivan is currently pursuing her associate degree in veterinary technology and plans to move to the four-year biomedical sciences: medical and veterinary sciences major following graduation.
  • Returning for the Degree that Fits
    Dave Belanger is a forest technology major from Auburn, New Hampshire. He returned to UNH to pursue his associates degree almost a decade after leaving the university and enlisting in the Marine Corps.
    Returning for the Degree that Fits
    Dave Belanger is a forest technology major from Auburn, New Hampshire. He returned to UNH to pursue his associates degree almost a decade after leaving the university and enlisting in the Marine Corps.
  • Turning a love of the outdoors into a career
    Nathaniel Cole ’22 is a Forest Technology major from Lebanon, New Hampshire. An avid outdoorsman who loves to fly fish, he is looking forward to a career preserving the health of the state’s forests.
    Turning a love of the outdoors into a career
    Nathaniel Cole ’22 is a Forest Technology major from Lebanon, New Hampshire. An avid outdoorsman who loves to fly fish, he is looking forward to a career preserving the health of the state’s forests.
  • Learning to do what he loves
    Jake Fisher ‘21 is an applied animal science major from Warner, New Hampshire who raises dairy cattle and competes in cattle competitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
    Learning to do what he loves
    Jake Fisher ‘21 is an applied animal science major from Warner, New Hampshire who raises dairy cattle and competes in cattle competitions throughout the Northeast and Midwest.
  • Learning to speak for those who can’t
    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...
    Learning to speak for those who can’t
    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog Alice gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of their humans, and she the motivating force behind Margaret’s chosen course of study. COLSA: What has...

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