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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97%

Recent COLSA graduates employed
or furthering their education


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88%

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


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81%

Recent COLSA graduates completed at least one
internship or research experience prior
to graduation


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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Set Your Course

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...

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    Student at farm

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

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    Student at lab

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    Accelerated degree programs in biotechnology and nutrition mean you can get your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in only 5 years

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    students in COLSA lab

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

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    Class in College Woods

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

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    COLSA students

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    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: 84% 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

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    Students

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

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    Pre-vet students

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    Degrees for your future: 90% of recent graduates are employed or furthering their education

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    The faculty doing the research are the faculty teaching your classes

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    COLSA students

    Bonus Reason
    Classrooms with no walls!

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    Meet a Wildcat.

    Amber McElhinney, who assisted an equine cardiologist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland thanks to UNH’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, is now pursuing her doctorate in veterinary medicine.

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