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Bring your imagination to life at the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) at the University of New Hampshire. Explore your passions and create your very own path from dozens of majors, minors and graduate programs in the humanities, education, fine and performing arts and social sciences. Immerse yourself in an engaged, innovative community of academic excellence with some of the world’s best faculty leading the way.

Think it sounds amazing? It is.

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  • Philosophy Major | Systems Engineer at Google
    Why did you major in philosophy? I had this crazy idea after high school that I wanted to be a professional rock climber. I never got close to good enough, but devoted a lot of time to training and weekend trips to Rumney. It was awesome and I don't at all regret my time in the mountains, but it...
    Philosophy Major | Systems Engineer at Google
    Why did you major in philosophy? I had this crazy idea after high school that I wanted to be a professional rock climber. I never got close to good enough, but devoted a lot of time to training and weekend trips to Rumney. It was awesome and I don't at all regret my time in the mountains, but it...
  • German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
    German and International Affairs Majors | Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA, The Global Education Network
    Tell us about yourself and where you are today. I grew up in New Hampshire, graduated from UNH in 2006, and have worked in international education ever since with a couple of years teaching abroad in Austria. Currently, I’m the Senior Institutional Relations Manager for CAPA The Global Education...
  • Music Performance and Music Education Major | Performance Artist and Studio Teacher
    UNH Alumna Amal El-Shrafi '09 will be singing the role of  ‘Antonia’ from The Tales of Hoffman with Opera North in August 2018. She has been hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “shining through with a strength and power that matched her character’s presence onstage.” The Palestinian-...
    Music Performance and Music Education Major | Performance Artist and Studio Teacher
    UNH Alumna Amal El-Shrafi '09 will be singing the role of  ‘Antonia’ from The Tales of Hoffman with Opera North in August 2018. She has been hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “shining through with a strength and power that matched her character’s presence onstage.” The Palestinian-...
  • Psychology and Justice Studies Majors | Director of the Mental Health Community Supervision Programs
    What were you doing 1 year out of college? One year out of college I was working as a correctional officer at the Strafford County House of Corrections. I had been working on campus while I attended classes, but when I graduated I had no prospective job offers in my field. I was aiming higher than...
    Psychology and Justice Studies Majors | Director of the Mental Health Community Supervision Programs
    What were you doing 1 year out of college? One year out of college I was working as a correctional officer at the Strafford County House of Corrections. I had been working on campus while I attended classes, but when I graduated I had no prospective job offers in my field. I was aiming higher than...

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Top 25
Justice Studies and Music Programs for earning potential of graduates
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Top 25
Sociology Ph.D. program for scholarly research activity
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96%
Recent COLA alumni employed or enrolled in further education
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68%
Recent COLA alumni who participated in at least one internship at UNH
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Book of the Year

Book of the Year

Kevin Healey wins award for “Ethics and Religion in the Age of Social Media”...

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New Faculty in COLA

New Faculty in COLA

Nine scholars join the ranks of College of Liberal Arts faculty...

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Exemplary Research

Exemplary Research

Social scientist honored for rural population research...

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Upcoming Events

Dec
01

Access to Higher Education Forums—Virtual Deliberations

The Civil Discourse Lab (CDL) at the University of New Hampshire—Durham invites you to join us for one of four upcoming public dialogues on issues surrounding Access and Equity in Higher Education ...
Dec
01

Italian Conversation Hour

 Italian Conversation Hour for students!2:00-2:30pm beginner level2:30-3:00pm intermediate advanced level
Dec
01

Meditation (in Italian and English)

Please join us for for weekly meditation! The meditation will take place via Zoom and will be conducted in both Italian and English. The sessions will include a short discussion of the benefits of ...
Dec
01

Russian Conversation Hour

Разговорный час Tuesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmvia Zoom https://unh.zoom.us/j/96865936273
Dec
02

Public Humanities Institute Online "Building Community Partnerships"

Our two pairs of presenters, speaking about academic-community partnerships, will be:  Diane O’Donoghue, Director of the Program for Public Humanities and Senior Fellow for the Humaniti ...
Dec
03

Canceled   Spanish Conversation Group

Join us for the Fall 2020 Spanish Conversation Hour  Cada dos semanas, los jueves, hasta el 3 dediciembre de 2020 Sep 17, 2020 04:00 PMOct 1, 2020 04:00 PMOct 15, 2020 04:00 PMOct 29, 2020 04:00 P ...

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