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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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top ranked psychology program
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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

Sep
28

Panel Discussion: Community Policing

Panel Discussion: Community Policing image.Community Policing: Historical Perspectives, Present Happenings and Our Path ForwardPanelists include: Sheriff Mark Brave, Strafford County, Chief Paul Dean UNH, Chief Mark Newport, City of Ports ...
Sep
29

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 ...
Sep
29

Welcome Back Anthropology

Welcome Back Anthropology image.Anthropology Welcome Back Pizza PartyWednesday 9/29 @ 4:30PMDeMeritt Hall Tent* RSVP Here: https://unh.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3q6vnW69BLzpePY Are you a Major? Minor? Are you interested in A ...
Sep
30

Student Recital #2

 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 recommended by the CDC an ...
Sep
30

French Conversation Hours

An informal get-together to talk about France and French culture, literature, music, language, and/or any other interesting topic relating to the Francophone space.  
Oct
02

Japanese Conversation Circle

Everyone is welcome! Please contact Sachiko (sachiko.Ikeda@unh.edu) for information.

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