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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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Recent COLA alumni who participated in at least one internship at UNH
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Upcoming Events

Sep
20

German Political Parties

 UNH Students introduce the six major political parties that will help shape the future of Germany 
Sep
21

Fall 2021 Resume Review Day

What is Resume Review Day?This event brings employers, hiring managers, and alumni together virtually to offer 1-on-1 resume review to students from all majors and with all career interests. This ...
Sep
21

Research Ethics in True Crime Podcasting

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Sep
22

In-Depth On Inclusion - DEI Initiatives In The Workplace

In-Depth On Inclusion - DEI Initiatives In The Workplace image. Evolving workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are more imperative today than ever before. Almost 80% of workers in a recent survey said they want to work at a company that ...
Sep
23

J-Term Study Abroad Belize Information Session

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