Why Study Life Sciences and Agriculture at UNH?

Why Study Life Sciences and Agriculture at UNH?
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Discover your best you here, at UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA), a place with unparalleled opportunities for personal growth and academic excellence and a world-class faculty passionate about teaching and research. As a COLSA student, you will be empowered to explore, discover, innovate and find sustainable responses to the planet’s biggest challenges.

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Average acceptance rate of current COLSA students and recent graduates who applied to veterinary school — well above national average

What sets us apart:

Here you won’t just learn; you’ll do. From actively participating in lab- and field-based research both on and off campus, to discovering the wide range of opportunities that reflect our growing strengths in biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, microbiology and the biomedical sciences, to working on the most pressing agricultural and environmental concerns of our time via an innovative curricula that integrates learning in the classroom, lab and outdoors, you’ll graduate knowing what drives you and will possess the skills, experience and knowledge you need to take the next step.

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We offer many scholarships just for COLSA students that reward your achievements and help make college more affordable.

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Discover Research Opportunities

Unique, hands-on research projects lead to challenges and achievements that extend far beyond the classroom.

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Plan Your Future

Define your goals, design your career plan and get connected to potential employers with help from the professionals at our St. Martin Career Exploration Office.

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What will you study?

At UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, we are home to 29 majors and 26 minors and our faculty conduct research in more than 100 areas. Have your own idea for a research topic? Apply for your own funding through the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research. When it comes to life sciences and agriculture at UNH, what you will study is only limited by your imagination.

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    There are a million reasons why you should choose UNH's
    College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

    Here are our top 10...

  • Student at farm

    Best college farms in the nation (#20) — and all are easily accessible from campus

  • Student at lab

    Eleven accelerated degree programs mean you can graduate with your bachelor’s degree AND your master’s degree in only 5 years

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    Advanced teaching and research facilities, including the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the Woodman Horticultural Research Farm, the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and the UNH Brewing Science Lab, right here on campus


  • Class in College Woods

    College Woods, a 250-acre outdoor classroom with field labs

  • COLSA students

    Sustainability is at the core of everything we do and everything you’ll learn: we offer 11 majors and 4 minors with significant focus on sustainable problem solving and practices

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    Hands on: 75% of recent graduates completed internships or research experiences prior to graduation

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    Comprehensive, professional and personalized career services focused on your post-grad success

  • Students

    We’re committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and access

  • Pre-vet students

    Degrees for your future: 93% of recent graduates are employed or furthering their education

  • COLSA student and faculty member

    The faculty doing the research are the faculty teaching your classes

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  • COLSA students

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    Classrooms with no walls!

  • Maeve Kelley

    As part of her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Maeve Kelley '22 spent her summer wading through the ponds of southern New Hampshire conducting research on the turtle population. Her undergraduate research experience at the University of New Hampshire has helped prepare her for a career in wildlife conservation.

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