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 now 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.

Please note that the Civil Technology, Culinary Arts and Nutrition, Horticultural Technology and Integrated Agriculture Management programs will be ending in May 2019. Applications for those programs are no longer accepted.

 
  • Thompson School Applied Animal Science alum and dog trainer, Laura Chapman, who goes by the name Miss Behavior, talks about her experiences at the Thompson School and beyond.
    Thompson School Applied Animal Science alum and dog trainer, Laura Chapman, who goes by the name Miss Behavior, talks about her experiences at the Thompson School and beyond.
  • Alyson (Huppe) Bronnenberg, Thompson School Class of 2003, discusses the benefits of the Applied Animal Science program, her wish that she had stayed to gain a concentration in Applied Business Management and how her degree is helping her now with her oxen supply business.  Throughout high school I...
    Alyson (Huppe) Bronnenberg, Thompson School Class of 2003, discusses the benefits of the Applied Animal Science program, her wish that she had stayed to gain a concentration in Applied Business Management and how her degree is helping her now with her oxen supply business.  Throughout high school I...
  • Applied Business Management Alum (Class of 2010) Adam O'Kane talks about his time at the Thompson School, helpful faculty and his dream of launching his own business ScoopStream. I'm lucky in that I've known since I was 5 or 6 years old that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I graduated from...
    Applied Business Management Alum (Class of 2010) Adam O'Kane talks about his time at the Thompson School, helpful faculty and his dream of launching his own business ScoopStream. I'm lucky in that I've known since I was 5 or 6 years old that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I graduated from...
  • Four vet tech students talk about the value of learning by doing
    Four vet tech students talk about the value of learning by doing
  • Students taking Introduction to Animal Science (AAS 431) assembled a fence surrounding Fowl Hall, our newest building! Current Fowl Hall residents consist of chickens and ducks. More fowl moving in in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!
    Students taking Introduction to Animal Science (AAS 431) assembled a fence surrounding Fowl Hall, our newest building! Current Fowl Hall residents consist of chickens and ducks. More fowl moving in in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!

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