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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

Feb
25

What Do We Mean by Inclusion?

What Do We Mean by Inclusion? image.Discussion facilitator: Vince Connelly, Associate Professor, Department of EducationYou are invited to join in a collegial opportunity to gather, converse and share ideas and inspirations on "What ...
Feb
25

Canceled   Student Recital #11

UNH Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire. Livestream from Bratton Recital Hall. Please contact the Department of Music for the link. 
Feb
25

UNH Get Hired Series: Engineering & Technology Hiring Event

 Join the University of New Hampshire for the UNH Get Hired Series: Engineering & Technology Hiring Event on Thursday, February 25 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. This hiring event is OPEN TO ALL MAJORS a ...
Feb
26

Anti-Racism, Equity, and Womxn Virtual Speaker Series

Anti-Racism, Equity, and Womxn Virtual Speaker Series image.Join the UNH Class of 2021 student McNair Scholars: Emily Baker, Taryn Duncan, Curtis Linton and Julian Maduro in discussions on equity, justice and freedom.This presentation is focused around the ...
Feb
26

COLA's Strategic Priorities, with Dean Dillon

Dean Michele Dillon invites COLA faculty and staff to a zoom meeting for an update on COLA's strategic priorities. Discussion about proposals for the March 11 faculty meeting is also welcome. http ...
Feb
26

Philosophy Colloquium: "Why You - Of All Those Who Could Have Been Born?"

Philosophy Colloquium: "Why You - Of All Those Who Could Have Been Born?" image.Join the UNH Philosophy Department as it continues the 2020-2021 Philosophy Colloquium Series.Timm Triplett and David Livingstone Smith will have a philosophical conversation about defending the i ...

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