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.

 
  • 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...
  • Into the Woods
    Zachary Simino ’19 wants to preserve and protect New Hampshire’s forests, and the forest technology program is giving him the foundational knowledge and hands-on experience he needs for success.
    Into the Woods
    Zachary Simino ’19 wants to preserve and protect New Hampshire’s forests, and the forest technology program is giving him the foundational knowledge and hands-on experience he needs for success.
  • An Introvert No More
    The once-reserved Zach Beckwith '19 is a different person than he was when he arrived on campus, thanks to a newfound confidence.
    An Introvert No More
    The once-reserved Zach Beckwith '19 is a different person than he was when he arrived on campus, thanks to a newfound confidence.
  • Finding Her Niche, Following Her Passion
    Kaitlyn LeClair ’19 rode Morgan horses for 10 years before she arrived at UNH and discovered her love of the breed displaced by a new interest: cows.
    Finding Her Niche, Following Her Passion
    Kaitlyn LeClair ’19 rode Morgan horses for 10 years before she arrived at UNH and discovered her love of the breed displaced by a new interest: cows.
  • Third Generation Dairy Farmer Takes His Knowledge to a New Level
    Following graduation, Nathan Adams ’20 will be joining his father at his family’s 515-cow diary farm in Westmoreland, NH.
    Third Generation Dairy Farmer Takes His Knowledge to a New Level
    Following graduation, Nathan Adams ’20 will be joining his father at his family’s 515-cow diary farm in Westmoreland, NH.

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