Colleges & Schools

Colleges & Schools
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With 11 colleges and schools, 200+ degree programs and 100+ areas of study, your pathway to achieve is here at UNH. Choose from undergraduate, graduate and online degree programs. Whether your passion is business, biology, health services or one of our many other degree programs, learn more below to find the right college or school for you.

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Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy, nationally recognized for its research, policy education and civic engagement, offers three master's degree programs in Public Administration, Community Development and Public Policy. The faculty boasts a national reputation and produces work that appears in leading journals. Students graduate empowered to contribute to building a better, more sustainable future.


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College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is a world-class college with top-tier research in environmental science, space science and engineering. The College offers a full array of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Undergraduate and graduate students work one-on-one with faculty and apply hands-on learning to transform theory into practice.


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College of Health & Human Services

The College of Health and Human Services’ nationally-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs pride themselves on close faculty-student relationships and an emphasis on applied research. Through curricula that blend professional and liberal arts education with internship and field experiences, students become strong, compassionate leaders who transform and improve health and human services around the world.


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College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts features dozens of majors, minors and graduate programs in the social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts and education. With 95% of recent COLA graduates reporting successful career outcomes within months of graduation, it is easy to see that COLA students both explore their passions at UNH and find themselves ready to thrive in a rapidly-changing world beyond campus.


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College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture undergraduate and graduate programs combine leading-edge research and hands-on experiences with practical skill building in the lab and in the field. With 70% of students participating in internships and/or research, graduates leave with the skills and confidence to make a difference in their chosen field.


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College of Professional Studies

Whether you choose to take courses primarily online or at our Manchester campus, you’ll receive a supportive, world-class education that fits your lifestyle, goals and budget.

College of Professional Studies Online 

With associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate programs for teachers, credit for prior learning, and a variety of transfer opportunities, UNH College of Professional Studies focuses on areas of study that are responsive to the needs of employers. UNH College of Professional Studies is the top-ranked college for online degree programs in New Hampshire and is among the nation’s best for “Best Online Bachelor's Programs” and "Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans" by U.S. News and World Report.

Manchester Campus 

At UNH Manchester, it is our mission to provide a world-class UNH education right in the state's business hub. Bringing together career-driven programs, faculty talent, and a focus on experiential learning, we prepare students for success in their chosen field — and connect them to the wealth of opportunities in the region and beyond.

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The UNH Extension aims to strengthen communities in New Hampshire by providing trusted knowledge, practical education and cooperative solutions. With a focus on Youth and Family Development, Community and Economic Development, Natural Resources, and Food and Agriculture, the Extension offers internships to UNH undergraduates and 15 volunteer programs for anyone wanting to make life better in New Hampshire.


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Graduate School

With more than 100 programs at the master's, certificate and doctorate levels across three campuses and online, UNH graduate programs offer the dual benefit of learning at an R1 research university with a small-school feel. An advanced degree from UNH helps maximize your earning power and unlocks your creativity. UNH graduate programs are equipped to support you and lead you forward to success.


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School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is UNH’s first interdisciplinary school, designed to address today’s highly complex ocean and coastal challenges. The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs combining oceanography, marine biology and ocean engineering with an emerging marine policy focus. Students supplement their education by taking specialized courses and participating in timely research.


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Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics is proud to be one of the best business schools in New England and the nation. A national leader in experience-based education, the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs live out the belief that students learn by doing. Students experience one-on-one relationships with faculty, a world-class research university and outstanding career and advising support.


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Thompson School of Applied Science

The Thompson School of Applied Science offers exceptional two-year degree programs in Applied Animal Science, Forest Technology and Veterinary Technology. These programs stand out by sharing award-winning faculty and leading-edge resources with the university’s corresponding four-year programs. Students experience hands-on learning opportunities and gain the knowledge they need to stand out in a competitive marketplace.


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UNH at Manchester 

UNH Manchester is located in the heart of New Hampshire’s largest city and the center of the tech industry revolution. UNH Manchester serves 1,000+ students in bachelor’s and master’s degree programs focused on career-driven learning in the sciences and liberal arts. Discover a world-class UNH education that fits your lifestyle, goals and budget.


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Franklin Pierce School of Law

The Franklin Pierce School of Law is a top-100 law school in the heart of New Hampshire’s historic capital, boasting proximity to the State House, the NH Supreme Court and many of the state’s major law firms and nonprofits. It’s no wonder that the school has ranked in the top 10 for intellectual property law for 30 consecutive years and that in 2020, 100% of UNH first-time bar exam takers passed on their first try.


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UNH Online

UNH Online students receive the same high-quality education and UNH diploma as students studying on campus.  Online programs and courses offer flexibility, intimate class sizes and high-quality technology solutions to enhance the learning experience. More than 90% of courses are taught by full-time faculty and 100% of online graduates are employed or enrolled in another program within 6 months.


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