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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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68%
Recent COLA alumni who participated in at least one internship at UNH
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Upcoming Events

Sep
30

Anti-Racism, Equity, and Womxn Virtual Speaker Series 2020-21

Anti-Racism, Equity, and Womxn Virtual Speaker Series 2020-21 image.Dr. Caché Owens-Velásquez, will focus on her experiences in academia at the intersections of queerness, blackness, fatness, and motherhood and how these identities become more/less salient in cert ...
Oct
01

Spanish Conversation Hour

Please join us for Spanish Conversation Hours this Fall. The event will be conducted online  Sep 17, 2020 04:00 PM   Oct 1, 2020 04:00 PM  Oct 15, 2020 04:00 PM  Oct 29, 2020 04:00 PM  Nov 12, ...
Oct
01

Justice Studies Accelerated Master's Zoom Info Session

 Justice Studies Accelerated Master's Zoom Info Session:Thursday, October 1, 20205:15PM to 6:00PMZoom Meeting Link:https://unh.zoom.us/j/95560051937  Are you thinking about Graduate School?  Come ...
Oct
01

MFA Thesis Reading

MFA Thesis Reading image.Please join us as we gather via Zoom to hear the readings of last year’s MFA Writing graduates!  The link is below.  Congratulations Casey, Doug, Sze, Theresa, and Barbara!https://unh.zoom.us/j/93 ...
Oct
01

Mid-Autumn Festival Virtual Performance by Chengdu Musicians

CI-UNH has invited several talented musicians from Chengdu, China, where Chengdu University, UNH’s long time partner school is located, to perform during this virtual celebration, which will featu ...
Oct
02

Professional Headshot Photos with CaPS

 The Career & Internship Fair may be going virtual in Handshake this fall, but Career and Professional Success will be offering two sessions of free professional headshots to help you complete you ...

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