Career Paths

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.

The Integrated Agriculture Management program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently enrolled students will have access to courses and resources until they graduate in May 2019.

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

moving logsGraduates of the Integrated Agriculture Management program (IAG) have many options available to them after graduation.  Many students choose to continue their education toward a four year degree program here at UNH or elsewhere.  Others move directly into a career.  Graduates will be able to choose from a large number of opportunities across an array of fields.

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Fruit and vegetable production
  • Livestock production
  • Community-supported agriculture 
  • Value-added agriculture products
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Soil/water/forest conservations
  • Cooperative extension
  • Organic certification
  • Diversified farm management
  • greenhouse production
  • Sustainable landscape construction and maintenance
  • Forest technican
  • Dairy management
  • Business management

A number of current students will return to family farms with new information and insight on determining the future of their lands and enterprises as the world changes. Graduates are encouraged to consider transferring into the baccalaureate program in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems.