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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 social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts and education. Immerse yourself in an engaged, innovative community of academic excellence with some of the world’s best faculty leading the way.

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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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Highest paid graduates in communication and journalism
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Top 15%
top ranked psychology program
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Top 25
Justice Studies and Music Programs for earning potential of graduates
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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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Upcoming Events

Oct
27

ArtBREAK Artists Talk with Current Art Faculty

ArtBREAK Artists Talk with Current Art Faculty image.ArtBreak artist talk will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m., Museum of Art, PCAC.Current fine art faculty members Brian Chu and Meghan Samson will share insights into their ...
Oct
27

Spanish Conversation Hour

 El Cafecito” is a chance for people to get together and converse in Spanish at all levels. Participants talk about their own lives, and current events. Spanish games are played. Feel free to brin ...
Oct
27

Italian Week: Italian Apéritif (Ciao Trattoria & Wine Bar)

Italian Week: Italian Apéritif (Ciao Trattoria & Wine Bar) image.Italian Apéritif WednesdayOctober 27th, 5PMCiao Trattoria & Wine Bar (56 Main Street, Durham, NH) All UNH faculty and staff are warmly invited to join the Italian Studies Program for a casual and ...
Oct
27

Philosophy Department's Nihilism & Meaning Film Series: The Tree of Life

Philosophy Department's Nihilism & Meaning Film Series: The Tree of Life image.The Philosophy Department begins the 2021 Nihilism and Meaning Film Series with the showing of 'The Tree of Life.' Matthew Dowd will facilitate a discussion after the film. All are welcome to attend.
Oct
28

COLA Faculty Meeting, Fall 2021 #2

A fall semester meeting of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts will take place from 12:40-2. A Zoom option will be available. Check your email from Dean Dillon for the Zoom link, which will ...
Oct
28

Student Recital #5

Student Recital #5 Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire.UNH plans a fully open and in-person fall semester. Some precautions may remain in effect such as decreased density as recommen ...

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