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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.

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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
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Top 25
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96%
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68%
Recent COLA alumni who participated in at least one internship at UNH
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Recent Stories

A Clearer Vision of History

A Clearer Vision of History

A Clearer Vision of History

Native Americans, Indigenous peoples minor adjusts the lens...

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Americans Aren’t Worried About White Nationalism in the Military—Because They Don’t Know it’s There (Salon)

Americans Aren’t Worried About White Nationalism in the Military—Because They Don’t Know it’s There (Salon)

Americans Aren’t Worried About White Nationalism in the Military—Because They Don’t Know it’s There (Salon)

UNH's Jennifer Spindel on history of links between white nationalist movements and the U.S. military...

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So Be A Writer

So Be A Writer

So Be A Writer

With fellowship, MFA alumna Rose Whitmore has a novel on the horizon...

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Upcoming Events

Oct
21

The Art Collective Exhibition: Shannon Cahalane

The Art Collective Exhibition: Shannon Cahalane image.The new student-run Art Collective will be hosting 2-week exhibitions from the senior BFA majors. Currently on view is an installation of paintings and drawings from Shannon Cahalane in the Art St ...
Oct
21

Thai Story Time with Jaed Coffin, Author and Expert Storyteller

Thai Story Time with Jaed Coffin, Author and Expert Storyteller image.Register for this webinar here. Among many things, UNH professor Jaed Coffin is a father, author and middleweight boxing champion. As a professor of creative writing, he knows the power of story ...
Oct
21

Live Stream Concert: UNH Jazz Bands

Live Stream Concert: UNH Jazz Bands image.UNH Jazz BandsNathan Jorgensen, directorThis event will be livestreamed with no live audience present.youtube.com/unhmusic
Oct
22

The Art Collective Exhibition: Shannon Cahalane

The Art Collective Exhibition: Shannon Cahalane image.The new student-run Art Collective will be hosting 2-week exhibitions from the senior BFA majors. Currently on view is an installation of paintings and drawings from Shannon Cahalane in the Art St ...
Oct
22

WGS Discussion: Bias and Identities

WGS Discussion: Bias and Identities image.Bias and IdentitiesOctober 22, 12:30-1:30  Please join our students and faculty as we dive into a talk about our Bais and Identities.  Talk and discussion led by Dr. Hackett and WGS students.Regis ...
Oct
22

Student Recital #6

Music majors perform varied repertoire. No live audience. For the livestream link, contact music.info@unh.edu.

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