College of Life Sciences and Agriculture


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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.

Apply for early admission by Nov. 15 for priority consideration.

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In ecology research
Journal of Ecology

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Average acceptance rate to veterinary school
– nearly double the national average

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Average of undergraduates
participating in internships/research

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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Explore Undergraduate Scholarships

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.

Explore Degree Programs

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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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Important dates & deadlines

Nov. 15

Early Action deadline for first-year students

Feb. 1

Regular application deadline for first-year students

Mar. 1

FAFSA filing deadline for financial aid