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.

You can learn more about the university’s plan and find answers to frequently asked questions at The Future of the Thompson School.


Located at the western entrance of the University of New Hampshire campus, the Thompson School's classrooms, laboratories, and working enterprises are designed for career-related experience under realistic conditions.

Barton Hall contains an animal science lab, a food preparation lab, a state-of-the-art grooming facility, several classrooms, faculty offices, and a student lounge.

Cole Hall includes a 150-seat lecture auditorium, a commercial kitchen and dining area, a student study and lounge area, a computer laboratory (which serves as a GIS lab), a small classroom, and administrative offices.

Putnam Hall houses an architecture laboratory, a surveying and mapping laboratory, a Geographic Information System (GIS) laboratory, a computer-aided design (CAD) laboratory, an agricultural mechanization shop (welding, engines), forestry and multi-use classrooms, and staff and faculty offices.