Special University Programs
Earth, Oceans, and Space
The Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) is devoted
to obtaining a scientific understanding of the entire Earth system and
its environment in space. Research in EOS ranges from the most distant
and energetic phenomena in the universe, to the deepest regions of the
ocean. EOS scientists are also exploring processes on the Sun, solar influences
on Earth and its magnetosphere, the chemistry and dynamics of the atmosphere,
changing climate, and large-scale ecosystems in terrestrial and marine
environments—emphasizing the complex impacts on and by humans.
The institute brings together under a common theme several established
research groups on campus: the Space Science Center, the Climate Change
Research Center, the Complex Systems Research Center, and the Ocean Process
Analysis Laboratory. The primary educational theme of the institute is
to support and expand graduate degree programs, training future scientists
with a global view. However, EOS faculty teach and mentor undergraduate
students as well, and there are numerous opportunities for undergraduates
to participate with them in the research activities of the institute.
Computer and Information Technology Minor
The computer and information technology (CIT) minor provides students
from a variety of nontechnical fields the opportunity to develop an understanding
of, and competency in, using computer and information technology. Graduates
from many different fields find the need to have (and demonstrate) computer
competency, and this minor is intended to fill that need.
The student who minors in CIT must complete a minimum of 20 credits
of CIT courses. All students must take CS 402, Survey of Computer Science,
as well as a two-course programming sequence. The other two courses can
be chosen from the options.
Credit toward the minor will only be given for courses passed with C–
or better, and a 2.00 grade-point average must be attained in courses
for the minor. Courses taken on the pass/fail basis may not be used for
the minor. Students should declare their intent to earn a minor as early
as possible and no later than the end of the junior year. During the final
term, an application must be made to the student’s dean to have
the minor shown on the academic record. Students must consult with their
major adviser and also the minor supervisor.
1. CS 402, Survey of Computer Science
2. A two-course programming sequence consisting of either:
a. CS 405, Applications Programming Using Visual Basic I, and CS 506,
Applications Programming Using Visual Basic II; or
b. CS 410, Introduction to Scientific Programming or CS 407, Introduction
to Computer Programming with Java and CS 508, Introduction to Data Structures
Options (For students entering the minor after December 2000, at least
one of the Options courses must be 500-level.)
CS 401, Computer Applications
CS 403, On-line Network Exploration
CS 504, Web Design and Development
CS 509, Network/System Administration
One additional approved programming course from the above list.
The gerontology interdisciplinary minor provides students with the opportunity
to examine and evaluate the aging process as it affects the individual
and society. Through in-depth inquiry, personal encounters, and classroom
discussion, students develop an understanding of aging from a variety
of perspectives. Students are encouraged to analyze the historical and
philosophical foundations from which policies, programs, and professional
activities affecting the aged are developed, implemented, and evaluated.
Gerontology minors are required to take a minimum of 20 credits (five
courses). The courses must include three core gerontology courses plus
two electives from a list of courses approved by the Gerontology Interdisciplinary
Minor Advisory Committee.
Required Core Courses
GERO 600, Introduction to Gerontology
GERO 795, Independent Study (a practicum arranged by the coordinator of
the minor, or by the appropriate designee)
Plus one of the starred courses in this list of approved electives
FS 525, Human Development
HMP 755, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
*KIN 607, Biology of Aging
NURS 535, Death and Dying
NUTR 760, Geriatric Nutrition
OT 501, Developmental Tasks of Adulthood
*PSYC 582, Adult Development and Aging
PSYC 741, Cognitive Aging
SW 525, Introduction to Social Welfare Policy
SW 550, Human Behavior and Social Environment I
SW 700, Social Gerontology
SW 701, Women and Aging
*SOC 720, Current Developments in the Family: Aging and Late-Life Family
Other courses on special topics may complete the electives if approval
is obtained from the advisory committee.
Students who wish to minor in gerontology should consult Elizabeth Stine-Morrow,
Department of Psychology, Conant Hall, (603) 862-3806.
Intercollege courses include INCO 401, War; INCO 402, Peace; INCO 404,
Honors: Freshman Seminar; INCO 410, College; INCO 450, Introduction to
Race, Culture, and Power; INCO 480, Art in Society; INCO 585, 586, Foreign
Exchange; INCO 604, Honors: Senior Thesis/Project; INCO 655-656, London
Program; INCO 685, 686, Study Abroad; and INCO 698, Summer Research Project,
The Center for International Education offers undergraduate students
the opportunity to pursue a dual major in international affairs. The dual
major requires completion of the interdisciplinary international affairs
program and any other major.
The purpose of the program is to expand students’ global horizons,
enhance their disciplinary major, and expand their career opportunities
into the international arena.
Required Core Courses
IA 401, International Perspectives: Science, Business, and Politics
IA 501, Global Issues in International Affairs
IA 701, Seminar in International Affairs
Choose one from each of the program’s four elective groups
Foreign area (to be taken prior to foreign experience)
Science, technology, and the private sector
Theory in international affairs
Competency in Geography
Satisfactory score on geography exam given at the end of IA 401
Competency in a Foreign Language
Functional reading, writing, and speaking ability equivalent to the third-year,
A minimum of eight weeks in a foreign country. The courses in the dual
major program are multidisciplinary, taught by faculty from many different
departments in the University. They are designed to help students appreciate
the complex interrelationships and interdependencies among nations and
peoples and to equip students with the analytical skills and broad perspectives
necessary for both public- and private-sector international careers.
Students who wish to declare international affairs must earn a C or
better in IA 401, have declared (or be prepared to declare) a disciplinary
major, and have a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average. After declaration,
students are expected to maintain at least a 2.50 grade-point average,
which is the minimum required for study abroad at UNH.
IA 401, a prerequisite for IA 501, should be taken during the freshman
year, and IA 501 no later than spring of the sophomore year. The geography
exam will be offered every year at the end of IA 401. Students may take
the exam three times, but must pass it before taking IA 701.
The foreign experience (usually completed during the junior year), the
foreign experience report, and the foreign language requirement are completed
before taking IA 701 in the senior year. To acquire the knowledge, skills,
and experience that come from residence in a foreign culture, students
may spend an academic year, semester, or summer in an academic institution,
in an internship with a private or public organization, or in purposeful
travel/research. All foreign experiences must be preapproved by the IA
major adviser or the University Committee on International Studies.
The completion of the dual major requires no additional credits for
graduation beyond the 128 required of all UNH students. All coursework
required for international affairs must be completed with a grade of C
or better. For information, contact the Center for International Education,
Hood House, (603) 862-2398.
Undergraduate programs in marine science and ocean engineering at the
University of New Hampshire reflect the diversity of the ocean itself
and are enriched by easy access to a variety of natural laboratories,
including tidal rivers, estuaries, coastal areas, and the open ocean.
Studies in marine science and ocean engineering are offered through various
departments of the University. Students identify the discipline (ranging
from zoology through earth sciences to mechanical engineering) they like
best and pursue marine specializations related to that area of study.
Studies can take place in research laboratories on campus as well as at
various field stations or aboard UNH research vessels.
The Marine Program provides a campuswide umbrella for marine activities
and maintains specialized facilities to support efforts of faculty in
individual departments and organized research units. The Center for Marine
Biology, the Center for Ocean Sciences and the Center for Ocean Engineering—the
Marine Program’s three major components—provide education
and research activities in their particular areas.
Estuarine research is pursued at the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory on
Great Bay, which is designated a National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The Coastal Marine Laboratory, a major running-seawater facility, is located
in nearby New Castle. Research on salmonids and other freshwater animals
is conducted at the Anadromous Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Research
Laboratory, located near the Durham reservoir. The Institute for the Study
of Earth, Oceans, and Space is a major center for ocean sciences research.
The on-campus Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory houses both educational
and research activities. Off-shore and coastal studies are carried out
aboard the University’s 50-foot research vessel, the Gulf Challenger,
which has docking facilities at the Jackson Lab and at the State Fish
Pier in Portsmouth Harbor. During the summer, students may live and study
at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, one of the Isles
of Shoals. There UNH and Cornell University cooperatively offer undergraduate
courses in marine sciences in a summer field laboratory setting. Each
of the marine program facilities features modern specialized equipment,
including navigational and sampling aids aboard the research vessel.
Curricula in the Marine Sciences
There are currently two undergraduate majors and three minors in the
marine sciences. The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture offers a
major in biology with an option in marine and freshwater biology (see
biology under COLSA) and the Department of Earth Sciences offers an option
in oceanography as part of its B.A. Earth Sciences program. In addition
to these offerings, students can declare a major in any established discipline
and augment it with a minor in marine biology, ocean engineering, or oceanography.
Students are encouraged to declare their intention to follow this program
as soon as possible.
Marine Biology Minor
The minor in marine biology, available to all students in the University,
consists of 20 credits with grades of C– or better and no pass/fail
courses. No more than 8 major requirement credits may be used. All courses
in the program are selected in consultation with a minor adviser. Contact
Larry Harris, Department of Zoology, for more information.
Students who want to minor in marine biology must take one introductory
course (ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography; ZOOL/PBIO 503, Introduction
to Marine Biology; or ZOOL 674, Field Marine Science) and four courses
concentrating on an area of interest. For example, a student interested
in marine mammals might take Mammalogy (ZOOL 712), Marine Invertebrate
Evolution and Ecology (ZOOL 628), Marine Vertebrates (ZOOL 753), and Fisheries
Biology (ZOOL 772). Courses commonly taken as part of the minor include
PBIO 625, 721, 722, 725; ENE 747; MICR 714, 707; ZOOL/PBIO 503; ZOOL 628,
674, 751, 753, 772, 775. In addition, students are encouraged to become
involved in a research project, either by working in a professor’s
laboratory or by participating in the Undergraduate Ocean Research Program
Students should declare their intention to minor in marine biology before
the end of the junior year. During the final term, students should apply
to the dean to have the minor shown on their transcript.
Ocean Engineering Minor
The ocean engineering minor allows undergraduate engineering students
to acquire a nucleus of knowledge about engineering pertaining to the
ocean and the coastal zone.
To meet the University minor requirement, students must satisfactorily
complete a minimum of five courses from the following list: ESCI 501,
Introduction to Oceanography; OE 690, Introduction to Ocean Engineering;
ESCI 752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Introductory Physical Oceanography;
ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography; OE 710, Ocean Measurements Lab; OE
744, Corrosion; OE 753, Ocean Hydrodynamics; OE 754, Ocean Waves and Tides;
OE 756, Principles of Naval Architecture and Model Testing; OE 770, Introduction
to Ocean Mapping; OE 771, Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping; OE
781, Physical Instrumentation; OE 785, Underwater Acoustics; OE 795, Special
Topics in Ocean Engineering; ENE 747, Introduction to Marine Pollution
and Control; OE 757, Coastal Engineering and Processes; and TECH 797,
Undergraduate Ocean Research Program. Ordinarily, students typically take
ESCI 501, TECH 797, and OE 690 plus two additional engineering courses
from the above list to complete the minor.
Students wishing to take the ocean engineering minor should indicate
their interest to the ocean engineering minor adviser, Kenneth C. Baldwin
(email@example.com), Department of Mechanical Engineering (603) 862-1898,
no later than the beginning of the junior year. During the final semester,
students must apply to the dean to have the minor shown on their transcript.
The minor in oceanography, available to all students in the University
through the Department of Earth Sciences, consists of a minimum of five
courses with grades of C (2.00) or better and no pass/fail courses. No
more than 8 major requirement credits may be used. All courses in the
program are selected in consultation with the oceanography minor adviser,
T. C. Loder, in the Department of Earth Sciences.
Required courses include (1) ESCI 501, Introduction to Oceanography;
(2) two of the following courses: ESCI 750, Biological Oceanography; ESCI
752, Chemical Oceanography; ESCI 758, Introductory Physical Oceanography;
ESCI 759, Geological Oceanography; (3) any two of the following courses,
or a suitable substitute approved by the minor adviser (at least one of
these courses should be in the biological sciences): PBIO 625, 722; CIE
757; ENE 747, 753; ESCI 653, 658, 754, 756, 760, 770, 771; MICR 707; OE
690, 710, 753, 754, 757, 785; EREC 611; TECH 797; ZOOL 503, 560, 674,
720, 725, 730, 751, 753, 772, 775; ZOOL/ESCI/750.
Students are encouraged to declare their intention to minor in oceanography
before the end of the junior year. During the final semester, students
should apply to the dean to have the minor shown on their transcript.
Shoals Marine Laboratory
The University of New Hampshire, in cooperation with Cornell University,
offers a summer field program in marine sciences on Appledore Island of
the Isles of Shoals. Undergraduate courses introduce students to a broad
array of marine sciences, including oceanography, marine biology, fisheries,
and marine resources. Introduction to Field Marine Science (ZOOL 474),
a three-week, 4-credit course, is offered every other summer at the Shoals
Marine Lab. It has no prerequisites and satisfies the general education
requirement in the biological sciences. The four-week, 6-credit general
courses, Field Marine Science (ZOOL 674) and Field Marine Biology and
Ecology (ZOOL 675), are offered in June and August, respectively, each
summer. They draw upon the backgrounds of numerous faculty and others
associated with marine science and fisheries. There are daily lectures
and work in laboratory and field. The courses are graded on a letter-grade
basis; at least one full year of college biology or the equivalent is
Other credit courses are offered in marine botany, invertebrate zoology,
experimental ecology, ornithology, animal behavior, fish ecology, coastal
ecology and bioclimatology, wetlands, marine vertebrates, coastal policy,
underwater research, and biological illustration.
Undergraduate research for credit is an option where students carry
out part or all of an independent project at Shoals under the guidance
of Shoals faculty. Shoals offers generous financial aid to UNH students
outside of the normal UNH financial aid packages. For further information,
contact Dr. Jessica Bolker at (603) 862-0071.
The UNH diving program offers instruction in SCUBA diving and research
diving techniques. It also provides professional diving support for underwater
research. The Shoals Marine Laboratory offers courses in marine archaeology
and underwater research during the summer, under the guidelines of UNH
diving regulations. For further information, contact Liz Kintzing, diving
safety officer, through the Diving Program Office in the Field House,
There are many opportunities for undergraduates to participate in marine
research under the supervision of UNH faculty.
The University of New Hampshire has a Sea Grant College Program that
supports research, teaching, and service projects through funding from
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department
of Commerce. Marine research projects also receive support through the
National Science Foundation, the Department of the Interior, the Office
of Naval Research, and other foundations and private donors.
Extensive research, interdisciplinary academic programs, and the extraordinary
variety of marine environments and facilities allow students to observe
and learn about the frontiers of science and technology being explored
in the ocean. For further information about marine opportunities, contact
the Marine Program Office in the Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory.
Race, Culture, and Power
How does the category of race shape our lives, our politics, and our
possibilities? Events in this country and internationally constantly remind
us that race is an explosive issue. To be able to function as citizens
of the world, one must understand the dynamics of race, culture, and power.
This minor reflects intellectual currents now being felt around the
world. It prepares students to live in the twenty-first century.
Courses for the minor enable students to develop critical perspectives
on the ways in which cultural differentiation and racial explanations
have been used to maintain social, economic, and political power.
To complete the minor, students are required to take an introductory
course (INCO 450) and 16 credits of electives. Students must earn a C-
or better in each course, and must maintain a 2.00 grade-point average
in courses taken for the minor. Ordinarily, not more than two electives
may be taken from the same academic department. A relevant internship
may be substituted for one of the electives. Electives may include a senior
seminar. A selected list of electives follows. Many of these courses are
special topics and require student petition. Students should consult the
minor coordinator before registration.
A partial list of potentially acceptable electives follows
AMST 502, Introduction to African American Studies
AMST 696, Latin American Literature Translation
ANTH 697, Economic Development Theory
ANTH 500C,D,F,Z, Peoples and Cultures of the World
ANTH 520, Anthropology of Migration
ANTH 601, Popular Culture/Native Americans
ANTH 627, Urbanization in Africa
ANTH 697, Special Topics
ANTH 714, Caste, Class and Colonialism
CMN 515, Analysis of News
CMN 567, Images of Gender in the Media
CMN 572, Language and Behavior
CMN 657, Antislavery and Abolition Rhetoric
CMN 680, Perspectives on Culture and Communication
ECON 668, Economic Development Theory
ENGL 517, Introduction to African American Literature and Culture
ENGL 581, Introduction to Post-Colonial Literature in England
ENGL 595, Native American Studies
ENGL 616, Asian American Film
ENGL 690, Introduction to African American Literature in America
ENGL 739, American Indian Literature
ENGL 758, Shakespeare and Racial Difference
FS 757, Race, Class, Gender, and Families
HIST 405, History of Early America
HIST 410, Survey of American Civilization
HIST 497, Crime and Punishment in History
HIST 505, African American History
HIST 506, African American History
HIST 507, Native Peoples of America
HIST 509, Law in American Life
HIST 531, Americans: Introduction to Latin America
HIST 532, Modern Latin America
HIST 587, History of Africa
HIST 600, The British Empire
HIST 603, European Conquest of America
HIST 615, Twentieth Century America
HIST 631, History of Brazil
HIST 684, Southern Africa since 1820
IA 501, Gender, Race, and War in the Modern Era
INCO 450, Introduction to Race, Culture, and Power
PHIL 540, Philosophy of Race and Racism
POLT 513, Civil Rights and Liberties
POLT 525, Multicultural Theory
POLT 620, Multicultural Theory
SOC 530, Race and Ethnic Relations
SOC 645, Class, Status, and Gender
SW 525, Introduction to Social Welfare and Policy
SW 551, Human Behavior and Social Environment II
SPAN 526, Latin American Civilization and Culture
SPAN 622, Latin American and Brazilian Literature in Translation
WS 401, Introduction to Women’s Studies (select sections)
For more information and to be assigned an adviser for the race, culture,
and power minor, contact a co-coordinator: Nina Glick Schiller, Department
of Anthropology, (603) 862-1848, Huddleston 315, or the office of the
minor at (603) 862-3753, Huddleston 336A.
Under special circumstances, students may design their own majors. This
option is offered for highly motivated and self-disciplined students who
seek a course of study that is not available through existing programs
at the University. It allows students, with the close supervision of faculty
members, to cross department and college lines and to create educational
experiences on and off campus as part of individual programs of study.
Student-designed majors are administered by a committee of elected faculty
that operates through the Office of the Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs. Students who want to design their own majors are expected
to give the committee evidence of careful thought and planning in a proposal
submitted on or before October 15 during the student’s junior year.
The committee will convene soon after October 15 to review the proposals.
Submissions after this deadline are strongly discouraged, but if an
application is late for reasons beyond the student’s control, the
SDM Committee may review the application on a case-by-case basis.
Proposal guidelines are available in the Office of the Provost and Vice
President for Academic Affairs and on the Academic Affairs Web site www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/vpaa/
located under “Students.”
Technology, Society, and Values
The technology, society, and values (TSV) minor integrates studies of
modern technology, its social and environmental impact, and its ethical
implications. It allows students in technological majors to understand
their disciplines in a broader context, and those in nontechnological
majors to become better informed about technology and its effects. It
provides courses which illuminate technological achievements and dilemmas
spawned by technology, arranges public programs at which policy and ethical
issues on technology are addressed, and seeks career contacts for students
in fields that cut across liberal arts and technological topics.
The student minoring in TSV completes a minimum of 20 credits of TSV
approved courses, including TSV internships. All students in the minor
must take PHIL 424, Science, Technology, and Society. TECH 583, Technology:
Cultural Aspects is required of all non-engineering students. Other students
may petition out of the TECH 583 requirement with the approval of the
The remaining courses to constitute the minor are selected from the
following list, or upon approval by the TSV program in case of relevant
courses not listed below.
CHE 410, Survey of Current Energy and Pollution Control Technology
CMN 455, Introduction to Mass Communication
CMN 647, Rhetoric of Science
ENE 520, Environmental Pollution and Protection-A Global Context
ENGL 521, The Nature Writers
HMP 401, U.S. Health Care Systems
HIST 521, The Origins of Modern Science
HIST 522, Science in the Modern Period
HIST 523, Introduction to the History of Science
HIST 654, Topics in the History of Science
INCO 401, War
NURS 670, Issues in Health Care of the Aged
NR 535, Contemporary Conservation Issues
NR 750, Applied Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 424, Science, Technology, and Society
PHIL 450, Ecology and Values
PHIL 447, Computer Power and Human Reason
PHIL 630, Philosophy of the Natural Sciences
PHIL 660, Law, Medicine, and Morals
TECH 583, Technology: Cultural Aspects
TOUR 767, Social Impact Assessment A senior thesis option to replace 4–8
credits is possible with permission of the interdisciplinary TSV Steering
A student normally may apply up to four credits within his or her major,
and at most eight credits within any one department toward the TSV minor.
Students interested in minoring in TSV should contact the Department
of Philosophy, (603) 862-1040.
War and Peace Studies
War is the scourge of humankind. Tribes, cities, and nations have gone
to war against each other for as long as we have records; only here and
there, among some small “precivilized” groups, has war been
absent or strictly controlled. For as long as we have records, too, we
find thoughtful people crying out against war and pleading for peace,
arguing for principles to govern war’s conduct and laboring to mitigate
war’s effects, imagining a world where war is abolished, and taking
steps to bring that world about. As the scale of war has grown to a size
now great enough to devastate the entire globe in a single conflict, more
and more people have devoted themselves to preventing war and finding
acceptable substitutes. In the nuclear era, age-old moral and religious
discussion has joined with historical study and practical, even technical,
research to produce a set of related disciplines sometimes called “war
and peace studies.”
To meet the requirements for the war and peace studies minor, students
must complete two core courses (8 credits) and 12 credits of elective
courses with a grade of C– or better. At least one core course must
be completed before any elective can be counted toward the minor. Ordinarily
no two electives (or no more than 4 credits) may be taken from the same
academic department. No elective may count for both a student’s
major and the war and peace minor. A relevant internship may be substituted
for one of the electives. As they are announced, other relevant courses
may be added to the list of acceptable electives. Students may request
others not so listed. Courses carrying fewer than four credits will be
counted as partial satisfaction of an elective requirement. If a good
case can be made for it, a departure from any of these rules may be approved
by the adviser for the minor and the coordinator.
All students will be assigned an adviser from the membership of the
Committee on War and Peace Studies, ordinarily one not in the student’s
major department. The adviser will assist students in constructing a coherent
program that suits their particular interests.
The core courses are INCO 401, War, and INCO 402, Peace. Occasionally
a new core course may be included.
Departmental elective courses will include courses such as these
AERO 681, National Security Forces in Contemporary American Society (3
CMN 456, Propaganda and Persuasion
HIST 520, The Vietnam War
HIST 537, Espionage and History
MILT 413, The Defense Establishment and National Security (1 cr.)
MILT 502, American Military History (2 cr.)
NR 535, Contemporary Conservation Issues
POLT 562, Strategy and National Security Policy
POLT 761, International Law
POLT 778, International Organization
RECO 506, Population, Food, and Resource Use in Developing Countries
SOC 780, Social Conflict
Special offerings that may serve as electives
ANTH 797, Advanced Topics in Anthropology (e.g., War and Complex Society)
ECON 698, Topics in Economics (e.g., Economics of War and Peace)
ENGL 595, Literary Topics; ENGL 693, 694, Special Topics in Literature;
ENGL 797, 798, Special Studies in Literature (e.g., Literature of World
War I, Literature of the Vietnam War)
HIST 600, Advanced Explorations in History (e.g., Comparative Revolutions)
HUMA 690, Special Studies in the Humanities (e.g., Nonviolence, Thinking
about War and Peace)
INCO 404P, Understanding War
POLT 660, Special Topics in International Politics (e.g., Arms Control
For more information, contact either Ken Fuld, Department of Psychology,
or Michael Ferber, Department of English.
Many graduates of UNH attend law school. The faculty and staff advisers
of the Prelaw Advising Committee are interested in working closely with
students to identify interests and explore opportunities within legal
education. The committee wishes to help students undertake the best possible
preparation for legal education while also bringing the excitement of
law to UNH students. The committee achieves this goal through careful
consideration of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) statement
on “Preparation for Legal Education” (found on the Web at
In that statement, the ABA takes pain to explain why no single major
or course is required or recommended for students wishing to explore or
prepare for legal study. The ABA does, however, describe certain “Skills
and Values” that are essential to success in law school and to life
as a lawyer. Those skills include analytic and problem solving skills;
critical reading abilities; writing skills; oral communication and listening
abilities; general research skills; task organization and management skills;
and the values of serving others and promoting justice.
Academically, prelaw advising implements the ABA statement by working
with student interests and strengths to select UNH courses that will develop
those “Skills and Values.” Programmatically, the committee
provides a prelaw library, sponsors discussions with law school admission
and financial aid representatives, and members of the legal community.
Procedurally, the committee also provides support for LSAT preparation
and law school search, application, and selection processes.
Interested students should register with the Committee by contacting
the University Advising Center at (603) 862-2064. Useful information is
available on the Web at www.unh.edu/prelaw-advising/.
Premedical/Prehealth Care Professional Study
The Premedical/Predental Advising Office in Hood House provides advising
for all students preparing for postgraduate careers in medicine, dentistry,
optometry, chiropractics, podiatry, physical therapy, and physician assistant
programs (for information on the Preveterinary Medicine Option in Animal
Sciences, see page 81). There is no premedical or predental major at UNH,
so students are encouraged to major in the subject of most interest to
them. A student’s major is not considered in the application process
and students from majors in all five UNH colleges have been admitted to
postgraduate health professional programs. Though premedical/predental
is not a major, interested students are expected to register with the
Premedical/Predental Advising Office in Hood House as soon as possible
so as to be kept informed of important events, opportunities, and deadlines.
A premedical/predental program at UNH consists of the following:
1. Taking the prerequisite courses for admission to a health professional
program. Medical and dental schools generally require biology, physics,
general chemistry, and organic chemistry—all two semesters each
with laboratory. An additional semester of biochemistry is required by
some schools and is, therefore, highly recommended. A year of English,
preferably composition or critical analysis, is required, as is one year
of math including at least one semester of calculus. Prerequisite courses
can be taken as part of a student’s major curriculum, as part of
the General Education requirements, or as electives.
2. Gaining volunteer/health care experience. Applicants to health professional
programs will be expected to demonstrate a sustained involvement in volunteer
and community service. A significant portion of this experience must take
place in a health professional setting and include direct patient contact.
Most students gain this experience by volunteering at a hospital, though
volunteer opportunities are available in a wide range of settings, including
nursing homes and community clinics.
3. Preparing for the requisite entrance exam. Students applying to medical
school are required to take the MCAT exam. Students applying to dental
programs are required to take the DAT, and applicants to optometry programs
take the OAT. The MCAT, DAT, and OAT are standardized, comprehensive exams
that test students’ knowledge of biological and physical sciences
as well as verbal reasoning and writing skills. Exams are usually taken
by students no earlier than the spring of their junior year and should
be taken only if the student has completed or is within a month of completing
prerequisite coursework. Students applying for physician assistant and
physical therapy programs are required to take the GRE, a more general
exam similar to the SAT in structure and content.
The Premedical/Predental Advising Office works with the Premedical/Predental
Advisory Committee—a body of 10–12 UNH faculty members with
interest and/or experience in medical/dental education—to provide
students with comprehensive confidential recommendation services at the
time of application. An orientation meeting is held each September to
outline the application process and establish timetables/deadlines. Students
should note that the medical and dental school application process begins
a full two years before matriculation; i.e., in the fall of a student’s
junior year if they wish acceptance following graduation. However, a delay
of a year or more between graduation and admission is neither unusual
nor detrimental, and in many cases, students can use this time off to
improve their credentials by taking additional courses and/or gaining
exposure to the profession.
It is important that students understand that in order to gain admission
to a health professional program they must not only satisfy the prerequisite
requirements, they must satisfy these requirements at a high level of
achievement. The Premedical/Predental Advising Office can provide students
with information on competitive grade-point average and entrance exam
scores for each of the postgraduate health professional programs.
The Premedical/Predental Advising Office is located in Hood House and
can be contacted by phone at (603) 862-3418 or by e-mail at Premed.Advising@unh.edu.
The Office also has a Web site at www.unh.edu/premed-advising.
UNH/UNHM Cross Registration
Matriculated students at the University of New Hampshire and the University
of New Hampshire at Manchester may take UNH courses at either location.
Students must have permission from their academic advisers and must register
for the courses on a space-available basis. For more information and special
registration forms, students should contact James Wolf, associate registrar,
Stoke Hall, or Regina McCarthy, director of academic counseling, UNHM.
Consortium (NHCUC) Student Exchange Program
Under the Student Exchange Program of the New Hampshire College and
University Council (NHCUC), UNH students may be eligible to enroll for
one or two courses, one semester of courses, or a full year of coursework
at a member school, on a space-available basis. The consortium exchange
allows matriculated undergraduates to use educational resources that are
not available at the home campus and are considered appropriate for their
degree programs. The consortium exchange will be used only when academic
reasons or other special circumstances warrant it. Approval of the UNH
adviser and college dean is required. Schools in the NHCUC consortium
include Colby-Sawyer College, Daniel Webster College, Franklin Pierce
College, New England College, Southern New Hampshire University, Rivier
College, St. Anselm College, UNH, Keene State College, and Plymouth State
University. Students will remain as degree candidates and continue to
pay normal UNH tuition and fees, but must make their own room and board
arrangements if they plan to spend a full semester at another consortium
school. For more information and application forms, students should contact
Carolyn Tacy in the National Student Exchange Office in Hood House, (603)
New England Subdegree Exchange Program
In order to provide students at the New England land-grant universities
with expanded access to unique programs and faculty expertise, the institutions
have agreed to encourage student exchanges of one, but not more than two,
semesters. To qualify, students must identify a course or combination
of courses related to their area of academic interest and not available
on their home campus, be degree candidates in good standing with at least
a 2.50 grade-point average, be at least first-semester sophomores, and
receive permission from the appropriate university exchange authorities
at both the sending and receiving institutions. Interested students should
contact Carolyn Tacy in the National Student Exchange Office in Hood House,
Exchange Programs within the U.S.
The University offers many possibilities for exchange study with other
American institutions. Exchange programs provide an educational experience
in a different environment within the United States. It is hoped that
students will develop new ways of viewing the country and expand their
knowledge of our complex society.
A one-semester or full-year exchange program is available with the University
of California, Santa Cruz. In addition, through the National Student Exchange,
UNH students can study at more than 170 colleges and universities throughout
the U.S. and its territories (including, but not limited to, Montana,
New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Florida, Alaska, and Puerto Rico). Several
historically black colleges and universities are exchange members and
several are members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
To qualify for exchange study, students must be full-time undergraduate
degree candidates with at least a 2.50 grade-point average, have declared
a major, receive permission from their college dean and adviser, and receive
permission from the exchange coordinator.
Students in exchange programs are expected to return to UNH to complete
their studies. Participation in an exchange program does not disrupt the
continuity of a student’s educational process. Exchange program
participants continue to maintain their status as UNH students, even while
temporarily located at another university. Students thus do not have to
withdraw from UNH and later be readmitted. Maintaining UNH student status
also facilitates reentry into classes, on-campus housing, and many other
dimensions of University life.
Interested students should contact Carolyn Tacy in the National Student
Exchange Office in Hood House, (603) 862-3485.
Study Abroad Programs
The University offers opportunities for full-time, degree candidates
with declared majors, 32 credits, and minimum 2.50 cumulative grade-point
average (GPA) to study in many foreign institutions. For the purposes
of calculating the GPA, bachelor’s degree candidates may not include
grades earned for Thompson School courses. Opportunities in Canada, England,
France, German-speaking countries, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, New
Zealand, Puerto Rico, Scotland, and Spain are described below. Students
may study abroad in other locations through UNH-approved programs by using
the intercollege option (INCO). All students who study abroad pay a study
abroad or exchange fee. For information on study abroad programs, students
should contact the Center for International Education (Hood House) or
the departments identified in the following UNH-managed program descriptions.
New England/Québec Student Exchange Program
Students may spend one or two semesters during their junior or senior
year at one of twenty French- or English-speaking universities in the
province of Québec. Eligibility requirements include a command
of the language of the host campus, U.S. citizenship, and at least sophomore
standing. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House,
New England/Nova Scotia Student Exchange Program
Students may spend one or two semesters during their junior or senior
year at one of eleven participating Nova Scotia institutions offering
programs in the liberal arts, agriculture, business, engineering, art,
and other fields. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and
at least sophomore standing. Contact the Center for International Education,
Hood House, (603) 862-2398.
Cambridge Summer Program
For six weeks each summer, students from across the United States have
the opportunity to participate in the UNH Cambridge Summer Program held
at Cambridge University in England. Program participants take courses
in English, history, and the humanities, taught by faculty from Cambridge
University and UNH. Students live, dine, study, and socialize together
at Gonville and Caius College, one of the oldest colleges at Cambridge.
The program is open to students who have successfully completed at least
one year of college; participation fulfills UNH’s (Group 5) foreign
culture, General Education Requirement. For more information, contact
the director at the Department of English, Cambridge Program Office, 53
Hamilton Smith Hall, www.unh.edu/cambridge.
Lancaster Exchange Program
Lancaster University is a comprehensive university similar to UNH in
size, setting, and program offerings. The program allows students to spend
a semester or a year in Lancaster while still making normal progress toward
their UNH degree. Contact the Center for International Education, Hood
House, (603) 862-2398.
At Regent’s College in the heart of London, the University of
New Hampshire sponsors courses in British studies, the arts, humanities,
and a wide range of other basic subjects offered during the fall and spring
semesters. Taught by British and American faculty members, many of the
courses are specifically concerned with British studies or have a special
British emphasis. The program allows students to spend a semester or year
in London while still making normal progress toward their U.S. degrees.
To be eligible, students must have successfully completed at least one
year of college, declared a major, and achieved an overall grade-point
average of at least 2.50. Interested students should contact the program
coordinator, London Program Office, 53 Hamilton Smith Hall, www.unh.edu/london.
Summer French Language Program in Brest
Qualified students may take the equivalent of FREN 503 and/or 504, the
UNH Intermediate French sequence, or FREN 631 and/or 632, the UNH advanced
French sequence, in Brest. A port city in the province of Brittany in
western France, Brest is a sister city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The courses are offered summer only in intensive four-week summer sessions
at the Centre International d’Études des Langues (CIEL).
Students generally live with local families and attend classes a total
of 24 hours per week. Credit for courses completed successfully will be
automatically transferred to UNH. For more information, contact Barbara
Cooper, Department of Language, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland Hall.
Junior Year Program in Dijon
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures sponsors a junior
year abroad program at the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Students
generally live with French families in the heart of this historic city
and take classes at the university with French students. Credit for all
work completed successfully will be automatically transferred to UNH.
The program is open to those who have completed FREN 631-632 and FREN
651-652, with a grade of B or better. For more information, see Claire
Malarte Feldman, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland
Hall, (603) 862-1303.
Business Administration Program in Grenoble
The New England State Universities offer a spring semester of study
in international marketing at the Group ESC Grenoble. This is an opportunity
for students interested in international business, economics, and trade
to participate in an English-speaking program while gaining exposure to
French culture. The semester will begin early in January with a one-week
orientation and introduction to France, followed by two weeks of intensive
French language. Students will be assessed and placed in the appropriate
level. Students will be enrolled in five courses: four taught by Grenoble
faculty and one taught by the U.S. faculty member accompanying the group
as resident director. The language of instruction is English. Students
will earn 16 credits for the program. The program will continue until
the end of May. During the semester there will be two one-week breaks
and a one-week study trip.
French Program in Paris
A spring semester program for intermediate-level students in Paris,
France (see FREN 582/682). The program is open to all qualified students
at UNH who have completed FREN 501 or higher. Courses include one French
language course and four additional courses taught in English; general
education and French minor credit are available. The deadline for applications
is October 15, therefore students interested in this program should consult
with the UNH on-campus director in the late spring or early in the fall
semester. Contact Juliette Rogers, Department of Languages, Literatures,
and Cultures, Murkland Hall, (603) 862-1068.
Students may study for a semester or a full year through any approved
American study abroad program or, in special cases, by applying directly
to universities in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Most programs require
a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 and a B average in the major. Programs
vary greatly in academic focus, size, language of instruction, living
arrangements, services and extra-curricular programming provided, and
cost. Some programs accept students only for a full year. Study abroad
goals and requirements should be discussed with a German adviser as early
as freshman year. Program and application materials may be obtained through
the Center for International Education in Hood House. For credit in the
German major or minor, the program must be conducted in German. After
consultation with the major adviser and the study abroad adviser to establish
possible UNH course equivalents and fulfillment of major and/or general
education requirements, students submit a Prior Approval Form indicating
the planned course of study abroad. To ensure proper credit transfer,
especially if seeking to transfer credits directly from a university abroad
without benefit of an American program, students should keep syllabi,
course descriptions, and all written work. Students planning study at
a university in Germany , Austria, or Switzerland should note major differences
in academic calendar (Winter Semester October-February, Summer Session
April-July) which may be shortened by the American sponsor university
to accommodate U.S. academic calendars.
Junior Year Program in Salzburg, Austria
Students who have completed GERM 504 or equivalent may enroll for one
or both semesters at the University of Salzburg through the New England
Universities Consortium. UNH faculty contact person is Professor Ed Larkin,
Summer Review Course in Rosenheim, Germany
Conducted in early summer in Rosenheim, Germany, this course offers
an intensive, three-week review of the basic structures and vocabulary
of the German language. Particular emphasis is placed on speaking German
in everyday situations. The course is open to students of any major who
have successfully completed one year of college German at the elementary
level (GERM 401–402) or its equivalent. Contact Professor Ed Larkin,
(603) 862-3549 or CIE, 862-2398.
Intensive Language Courses through the Goethe Institut
Students needing to advance rapidly in proficiency beginning at any
level and at any time of year may enroll at a Goethe Institut center in
Germany for courses ranging from eight to16 weeks and receive UNH equivalent
credit depending on level of exam passed upon completion of course. UNH
faculty contact person is Professor Nancy Lukens, (603) 862-3450 or CIE,
Students who have completed GERM 504 or equivalent may apply for an
unpaid 4-8 credit internship placement in a German-speaking firm or organization.
The internship does not alone fulfill the study abroad requirement for
the major, but may count toward the minor and may be coupled with academic
course work through UNH or any study abroad program to fulfill the major
study abroad requirement. Faculty contact person is Professor Nancy Lukens,
Budapest Program in Justice Studies
The UNH Budapest Program in Justice Studies is designed to introduce
students interested in the field to a broader appreciation of the cross-cultural
perspective. Each fall, fifteen UNH students spend the semester in residence
at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in Budapest, Hungary.
Hungary offers students an opportunity to witness first hand the evolution
of a criminal justice system within a context of significant cultural,
political, economic, and social change. Situated along the Danube in one
of central Europe’s oldest cities, BUES offers a unique educational
experience to students interested in the study of criminology, law and
society, and the administration of justice. Under the supervision of a
UNH faculty member also in residence, students carry a four course load,
two of which are taught by the UNH faculty member. All courses are taught
Eligible students must hold sophomore standing, have completed either
SOC 515 or POLT 507, and one other course in the Justice Studies curriculum,
and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. Participating
students will meet several times during the spring semester prior to the
study abroad semester to prepare for the program. Interested students
should contact the Budapest Program in Justice Studies office at 862-1957.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Exchange Program in Budapest
The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has arranged an opportunity
for its students to spend the fall semester of their junior year at the
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) in Budapest, Hungary.
Courses at BUTE are taught in English and receive prior approval for degree
credit. Students studying at Budapest, therefore, will graduate on schedule
at UNH. A general education course on the language, geography, and culture
of Hungary, taken at BUTE, is required. The foreign student office at
BUTE will appoint a Hungarian adviser for each student and will assist
in obtaining housing either in dormitories, or in apartments. Further
information is available from the college’s educational assistant,
Carol French, and the college’s foreign exchange administrative
coordinator; Marina Markot, Educational Coordinator, CIE, Hood House,
or Professor Andrzej Rucinski, Foreign Exchange Program Coordinator, (603)
862-1381. For more information, visit the Web site for the program at
Living Routes—Ecovillage Education/Geo Communities Semester
Available to students in all majors, the Geo Communities Semester is an
intensive immersion program in sustainable community development. Students
create a learning community within the living community of Auroville,
an international township of 1,900 people from more than 35 nations which
aims to sustainably support 50,000 people. The community is a pioneer
in many emerging fields such as reforestation and habitat restoration,
appropriate technology, alternative building, organic farming, educational
projects, and more. Internships and extended field visits to environmental
and cultural sites throughout south India are included. Contact Daniel
Greenberg, Ph.D. (888) 515-7333.
UNH-in-Italy in Ascoli Piceno
Students may participate in the UNH-in-Italy Program in the medieval
city of Ascoli Piceno, for a semester, a year, or a summer (see ITAL 685-686).
Students generally live with Italian families or in apartments in the
heart of this medieval city and take UNH courses taught by UNH faculty.
Students with advanced language skills may also enroll in courses at the
University of Ascoli Piceno. Internships are available. There is no language
prerequisite. Students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.50
and at least sophomore standing. For further information, contact Piero
Garofalo, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Murkland
Hall, (603) 862-3769.
Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka
Students may spend one or two semesters at Kansai Gaidai University
in Osaka, Japan. Program participants study the Japanese language, business,
politics, literature, fine arts, and other courses. Eligibility requirements
include a 3.00 grade-point average and sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
Contact the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398.
Kanto Gakuin University, Yokohama
Students may spend the fall semester at Kanto Gakuin University. Program
participants study Japanese language, literature, and culture. Contact
the Center for International Education, Hood House, (603) 862-2398.
Program at the Institute of Higher European Studies in The Hague
The Center for International Education administers a semester abroad
at the Institute of Higher European Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands.
All classes are in English. This program is available to sophomores, juniors,
and seniors. The Netherlands provides easy access to all of Western Europe
and is a wonderful and easy country in which to live and travel. The curriculum
at the institute offers a rich international perspective to students.
Interested students should contact the Center for International Education,
Hood House, (603) 862-2398.
Business Administration Program in Maastricht
The New England Universities offer a fall semester of study in International
Business and Economics at the University of Limburg in Maastricht. This
program provides students who are interested in multinational business
and economics the opportunity to participate in an English-speaking European
Situated at the extreme southern tip of The Netherlands midway between
the cities of Brussels and Bonn, a modern Maastricht provides ready access
to the major institutions of the European Community. The city, which has
become an important European Community center, is unparalleled in its
beauty and historic value. The ancient walled city of Maastricht, founded
by the Romans in 50 B.C. at the junction of the rivers Meuse and Jeker,
is Holland’s oldest city. Today, Maastricht (population: 115,000)
is a university city with facilities including academics of art and theater,
a college of translation studies, a music conservatory, a hotel college,
and a university with more than 6,000 students.
The University of Limburg is a relatively young university with facilities
of law, economics, and business administration, humanities, medicine and
the health sciences.
Academic Programs. Students admitted to the program will only
earn 15 credits. The semester begins in late August with an orientation
program and ends in mid-December. Participants will enroll in four or
five 3-credit courses: three required courses, and one or two electives.
All instruction is in English. Interested students should contact the
program coordinator, WSBE Undergraduate Advising, (603) 862-3308.
EcoQuest, New Zealand
In partnership with the UNH Department of Natural Resources, EcoQuest
Waharau, New Zealand, offers an intensive program of applied field studies
in ecology, resource management, and environmental policy. New Zealand
offers an ideal context for multidisciplinary, field-oriented studies,
with its rich cultural traditions, diverse ecosystems, expansive natural
areas, and history of innovative approaches to resource management. EcoQuest
students engage, hands-on, in New Zealand’s restoration ecology
and sustainable resource management initiatives. Semester participants
have the opportunity to carry out directed research projects while working
closely with a faculty mentor and in association with New Zealand research
partners. The rural seaside campus features a four-acre, subtropical,
organic orchard and vegetable garden and is located about an hour’s
drive southeast of Auckland. Students travel throughout New Zealand’s
North and South Islands to learn more about the unique ecosystems and
local culture. Contact Donna Dowal, (603) 862-2036.
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
Students may spend one or two semesters at the University of Puerto
Rico (UPR) at Mayaguez, the second largest of the three major campuses
in the UPR system. While having the opportunity to learn in a Latin American
environment, participants maintain their status as UNH students, pay UNH
tuition, and will be able to graduate from UNH on schedule. The exchange
is open to students and faculty members from all UNH majors. Since 80
percent of all courses at UPR are taught in Spanish, participants must
be proficient in Spanish. Students must contact Carolyn Tacy, National
Student Exchange Office, Hood House, (603) 862-3485.
Heriot-Watt University Exchange Program
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences students are eligible to
participate in a spring semester exchange with Heriot-Watt University
in Edinburgh, Scotland. The current program is designed for civil and
environmental engineering majors. For more information, contact Robert
Henry at (603) 862-3131, e-mail Robert.Henry@unh.edu.
The Granada program is administered jointly by the Spanish programs
of the Universities of New Hampshire, and Connecticut. Students may spend
one or two semesters in a program designed for those who have completed
SPAN 631 or its equivalent, have a B average in Spanish and a cumulative
grade-point average of 2.50, and have at least sophomore status. Courses
taught by professors from the University of Granada fulfill requirements
for the Spanish major and minor and general education requirements in
humanities areas. Deadlines for fall applicants is March 1; for spring
applicants, October 1. For further information, contact the Spanish Program,
The University of New Hampshire has a tradition of encouraging academic
achievement through its 21 honorary societies, including active chapters
of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. In 1984, the University took another
step toward the recognition of outstanding students by establishing an
undergraduate honors program. The University Honors Committee, made up
of representatives from all colleges of the University, the Office of
Admissions, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Registrar’s
Office, supervises the operation and requirements of the program.
There are two ways to enter the University Honors Program:
1. The Office of Admissions identifies a number of qualified incoming
freshmen who are then invited to submit an application to the honors program.
The honors committee reviews these applications and determines admission
to the program.
2. Freshmen who achieve a grade-point average of 3.20 or better during
their first semester are also invited to join the program.
Participation in the University Honors Program does not add courses
to those required to graduate. The first two years of the program focus
on general education requirements. Students take a minimum of four honors-designated
general education courses, one of which is an honors seminar based on
a special topic. All students must attain a cumulative grade-point average
of 3.20 by the end of their sophomore year in order to continue in the
The upperclass part of the honors program consists of honors work in
the majors. A booklet describing these programs is available in department
and college advising offices as well as in the Honors Program Office.
Programs with “honors in major” work are animal sciences,
anthropology, arts, biochemistry, biology, business administration, chemistry,
chemical engineering, civil engineering, classics, communication, communication
disorders, computer science, earth sciences, economics, English, electrical
and computer engineering, environmental conservation, environmental horticulture,
environmental and resource economics, family studies, forestry, French,
geography, German, health management and policy, history, hospitality
management, humanities, kinesiology (exercise specialist option), linguistics,
mathematics, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory science, microbiology,
music, nursing, nutritional sciences, occupational therapy, outdoor education,
philosophy, physics, plant biology, political science, psychology, Russian,
social work, sociology, Spanish, theatre, wildlife management, women’s
studies, and zoology. Successful completion of University Honors Program
requirements entitles the student to receive the designation “University
honors in major” on his or her academic record and diploma. Completion
of “honors in major” only is similarly denoted. The University
Honors Committee has developed a “University honors” option
for students in majors that do not offer honors work.
To satisfy honors program requirements, students must have a final cumulative
grade-point average of 3.20 and meet the grade-point average requirements
of their honors-in-major program. All courses used to achieve “University
honors,” “University honors in major,” or “honors
in major” must have a minimum grade of B–.
Full-tuition and partial-tuition merit-based scholarships are available
to a select number of incoming freshmen. Several partial-tuition scholarships
are also awarded to upper-class students. For more information, please
contact Robert Mennel, director, University Honors Program, Hood House.
Reserve Officer Training Corps Programs
The Army and Air Force offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs
leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in their respective services.
Both programs are open to men and women. Students in either ROTC program
may pursue any University curriculum that leads to a baccalaureate or
Two- and four-year programs are available. The four-year program is
open to freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students who began ROTC at
another institution. In addition to on-campus ROTC course requirements,
students must attend an officer preparatory training session for a part
of one summer.
ROTC is open to students pursuing a baccalaureate degree who have a
minimum of two academic years or more remaining within their degree program.
Entering freshmen may preregister for MILT 413 (AROTC) or AERO 415 (AFROTC).
Sophomores desiring to enter ROTC should check with either the Army or
Air Force enrollment advisers located in Zais Hall.
Two-year ROTC programs are open to students who have two academic years
of study remaining at the University. Applicants for the two-year program
must attend a six-week training session during the summer immediately
before their entry into ROTC.
ROTC scholarships are offered on a competitive basis by both the Army
and Air Force. Entering freshmen may compete for four-year scholarships
during the last year of high school. Additionally, incoming students with
either a four-year or three-year ROTC scholarship will receive a room
and board grant for the entire time that they are on an ROTC scholarship.
Students in a four-year ROTC program and two-year program applicants compete
for scholarships covering their remaining academic years. Scholarships
pay for tuition, mandatory University fees, and required textbooks for
all courses. Limits may be placed on these scholarships dependent upon
the type and amount of expenses incurred. In addition, all scholarship
recipients receive a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance. Nonscholarship
students in the last two years of the ROTC program also receive the tax-free
monthly subsistence allowance.
Both programs have administrative and medical requirements which must
be met to qualify for a scholarship and commission.
More specific information about ROTC programs may be obtained by contacting
the professor of military science (Army ROTC) or the professor of aerospace
studies (Air Force ROTC).
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Students can enhance their undergraduate education through collaborative
research projects with faculty members. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Program offers participants the chance to improve research skills and
to acquire an understanding of the nature of research in an academic field.
Students may apply to the program to receive awards and fellowships in
support of their research projects. They may conduct their research on
campus or at appropriate research sites in the United States and abroad.
Participation in the program can also aid students in making choices and
developing plans concerning careers and graduate schools. For information,
please contact Donna Brown, director, UROP Office, Hood House, (603) 862-4323.
International Research Opportunities Program (IROP)
IROP offers students opportunities for advanced research at the undergraduate
level and in an international setting. It enables students to collaborate
with both UNH faculty members and foreign researchers. And it integrates
an international experience and global awareness within the students’
program of study. Students may apply for fellowships to support nine weeks
of research during the summer working with the foreign research partners
of UNH faculty. Students accepted into the program will complete language,
culture, and research training before leaving and will share their research
and cultural experience upon returning. Projects may include library/archival
research, laboratory research, or field research. Research opportunities
are available throughout the world including Latin America, Canada, Europe,
Africa, and Asia. For more information, please contact Georgeann Murphy,
program coordinator, IROP Office, Hood House, (603) 862-1933.