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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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Sociology, history and education graduate programs
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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

Jan
21

Q&A with Dean Dillon

Dean Michele Dillon invites COLA faculty, staff and graduate students to a zoom meeting for Q&A and conversation ahead of the semester opening at https://unh.zoom.us/j/802010008?pwd=Ni9oWUVmc3lrNz ...
Jan
22

UNH Double Reed Day 2022

 UNH Double Reed Day 2022Details TBA 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 and state public ...
Jan
22

Faculty Concert Series: Sospiri

Faculty Concert Series: Sospiri image. Faculty Concert Series: SospiriMargaret Herlehy, oboeJanet Polk, bassoon Details TBA UNH plans a fully open and in-person fall semester. Some precautions may remain in effect such as decreased d ...
Jan
23

UNH Violin Viola Day Performance

UNH Violin Viola DayA day of practice and performance for high school violinists and violistsJanuary 23rd, 202212pm-6pmBratton Hall, Paul Creative Arts CenterFor ages: 13-18CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  ...
Jan
25

Scholar Presentations from the Global Race and Social Inequality Lab

Please join us as we celebrate our 2022 January Research Opportunity Scholars from the Global Race and Social Inequality Lab. The students will be presenting their research projects on Tuesday Jan ...
Jan
25

Harry Jones Memorial Concert: Seacoast Big Band

Harry Jones Memorial Concert: Seacoast Big BandNathan Jorgensen, directorwith guest artist Marshall Gilkes, trombone  Some precautions may remain in effect such as decreased density as recommended ...

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