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

Jan
26

President's Book Discussion - Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Join President Jim Dean, Deborah Merrill-Sands, Dean of Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, and Jason Sokol, UNH Professor of History, for a discussion of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book ...
Jan
29

Zoom Q & A Conversation with the Dean for Faculty and Staff

Dean Michele Dillon invites COLA faculty and staff to a weekly zoom meeting for Q&A and conversation. Feel free to zoom in (and out) at any time at https://unh.zoom.us/j/802010008?pwd=Ni9oWUVmc3lr ...
Jan
30

Japanese Conversation Circle

 Zoom Japanese Conversation Circle 🎌🍣🍱Sat., Jan. 9th, 16th and 30th  from 8:30 to 9:30 AM (EST/New Hampshire Time) Link: https://unh.zoom.us/j/152972380 *Everyone is welcome!😊 If you have any qu ...
Feb
01

Virtual Sketchbook Clinic: MEMORY AND DREAMS

Featuring work by Mauricio Lasansky & Peter Milton Mauricio Lasansky (1914-2012) is remembered today as one of the fathers of 20th century American printmaking. As an artist Lasansky is best know ...
Feb
01

First Monday "Nocturnal Worlding: The New Anthropology of Dreaming"

Robin Sheriff, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will give a First Monday presentation titled "Nocturnal Worlding: The New Anthropology of Dreaming." What can dreaming tell us about culture, h ...
Feb
05

Zoom Q & A Conversation with the Dean for Faculty and Staff

Dean Michele Dillon invites COLA faculty and staff to a weekly zoom meeting for Q&A and conversation. Feel free to zoom in (and out) at any time at https://unh.zoom.us/j/802010008?pwd=Ni9oWUVmc3lr ...

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