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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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Upcoming Events

Mar
01

UNH Get Hired Series: Hiring Event Student Prep Session

 Join UNH Career and Professional Success (CaPS) team for the UNH Get Hired Series: Hiring Events Student Prep Session on Monday, March 1 from 12:00 - 12:45pm. To help you prepare for the upcomin ...
Mar
01

First Monday: The Politics of Ethnic Identity in India and Beyond

Madhavi Devasher, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will give this First Monday presentation.Title: The Politics of Ethnic Identity in India and BeyondDescription: Ethnic identity--that of ...
Mar
02

3-2-1...Slower Looking

3-2-1… Slower Looking encourages closer looking through observation using a selection of works of art from the Museum's current exhibitions, Nobody/Somebody, and Daniel Loomis Valenza. The practic ...
Mar
02

Italian Conversation (Half) Hour

Please join us on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00-2:30pm via Zoom for Italian Conversation (Half) Hour! Meet other Italian students and professors and practice your language skills! All levels are we ...
Mar
02

Guided Meditation (English and Italian)

Join Professor Anna Marra, Italian professor and a certified  meditation and mindfulness teacher, via Zoom every Tuesday from 2:30-3:00pm for a guided meditation! The meditation will be offered in ...
Mar
03

Curator to Curator

Join us for Curator to Curator, a virtual discussion with Kristina Durocher, Director, Museum of Art, and James Zemaitis, curator and former head of twentieth-century design at Sotheby’s and contr ...

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