Thompson School of Applied Science

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Small Classes. Engaged Faculty. Hands-on experience. Programs that prepare you to succeed in your career of choice or continue your education to a four-year degree program.

Important Notice

The University of New Hampshire and the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture recently announced changes that will transform the Thompson School of Applied Science in response to the realities of higher education within our state and region and better serve New Hampshire’s workforce needs.

The Thompson School will continue to offer two-year associates degrees in Veterinary Technology, Forest Technology, and in an Applied Animal Science program emphasizing livestock animals. As a part of the transformation, these programs will more closely align with the university’s four-year programs.

Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Thompson School will no longer offer degrees in Civil Technology, Culinary Arts and Nutrition, Horticultural Technology, and Integrated Agriculture Management, and we are not accepting applications for these programs. The Companion Animal Science and Equine Management concentrations within the Applied Animal Science program will also be discontinued.   Current Thompson School students in these programs will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate in 2019. You can learn more about the university’s plan and find answers to frequently asked questions at  The Future of the Thompson School.

  • 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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