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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011

University of New Hampshire at Manchester


General Studies

General Studies (A.A.)

The Associate of Arts in General Studies offers students academic flexibility in a program that combines the foundations of a liberal education and elective courses that satisfy personal interests. The A.A. in General Studies is the first two years of a baccalaureate program and all 400-level courses transfer to and fulfill the University’s Discovery requirements. Students who earn an A.A. in General Studies have a foundation for continued study in any major while they develop problem-solving ability, cognitive skills and learning techniques that are vital to a life-time of learning. Many students begin their college study in the A.A. General Studies program. Depending on personal interests and academic goals, students may choose to apply to a baccalaureate degree program prior to completion of the A.A. degree.

To graduate with an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies, students must complete 64 credits, earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and fulfill two types of requirements: University (Discovery Program) and degree requirements and earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. The program includes nine courses from the Discovery Program curriculum. Working with their advisors, students enhance their program of study with elective courses where they can explore their interests and possible baccalaureate degree majors. The last 16 hours of credit must be UNH courses completed following admission and matriculation, unless permission is granted to transfer part of this work from another institution.

The A.A. General Studies Program includes the following course requirements

Two writing-intensive courses, one of which must
  be ENGL 401, First-Year Writing

One course in quantitative reasoning

Two courses chosen from two of these three categories: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences
  or Environment, Technology and Society.  One must be a lab course.

One course in Historical Perspectives                          

One course in World Culture or Fine and Performing Arts

One course in Social Science

One course in Humanities

Completion of interdisciplinary core course,
  Humanities I or Humanities II

One Inquiry or Inquiry attribute course, to be completed within the student's first 48 earned credits

Elective courses

For more information contact the Office of Admissions at 603-641-4150 or



Biological Sciences

Biology is the study of living organisms in both laboratory and field conditions. It concerns itself with questions of understanding the living world, its complex interrelationships and the role of human beings within it.

The Associate of Science in biological sciences program at UNH Manchester is designed to serve either as a terminal degree or as a springboard for students interested in the life sciences which include majors in biology, microbiology, zoology, plant biology, wildlife management, environmental conservation, biochemistry and animal sciences. Employment opportunities in the public and private sectors include education, food, water, wastewater and other industrial laboratories, clinical laboratories, biotechnology, environmental research and monitoring and animal behavior.

Students must complete a minimum of 68 credits to graduate. There are two tracks in the A.S. degree program at UNH Manchester: biology and microbiology.

Biology Track Requirements

Math 425, Calculus I, or MATH 424b, Calculus for Life Sciences
PSYC 402, Statistics in Psychology (other statistics courses such as BIOL 528 or ADM 430 may be used to satisfy this requirement).
BIOL 413, Principles of Biology I
BIOL 414, Principles of Biology II
CHEM 403, General Chemistry I
CHEM 404, General Chemistry II
BMS 503, General Microbiology
CHEM 545/546, Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BMCB 658/659, General Biochemistry and General Biochemistry Laboratory
BIOL 541, General Ecology
GEN 604, Principles of Genetics

Microbiology Track Requirements

Students opting for the microbiology track must take all courses listed in the biological sciences program with the exception of BIOL 541 General Ecology. Two additional courses selected from BMS 504 Brewing and Industrial Microbiology, BMS 602 Pathogenic Microbiology, or BMS 603 Bacteriology of Food are required of students in the microbiology track.

Note: Pre-medical and pre-dental students should enroll in CHEM 651-652 and 653-654 at Durham. These courses may substitute for CHEM 545/546 and BMCB 658-659. In addition they should also enroll in MATH 426.

For more information contact Stephen Pugh, Program Coordinator, at 603-641-4128 or; or contact the Office of Admissions.


Business Administration

Students must complete a minimum of 64 credits to graduate with an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. In addition to completing eight Discovery Program courses and one Inquiry or Inquiry attribute course within their first 48 earned credits, students must complete seven courses (28 credits) in the major and one elective course.

Required Courses

ADM 400, Introduction to Business
CIS 411, Introduction to Computer Applications
ECN 412, Introduction to Microeconomics
ADM 532, Introduction to Financial Accounting
ADM 533, Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Business Administration Electives

(Choose two of the following courses. Students may select electives from 600-level ECN or ADM courses with advisor permission.*)

ADM 430, Introduction to Business Statistics
CIS 510, Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems
CIS 515, Multimedia: Introduction & Applications
CIS 520, Database Management Concepts
CIS 542, Operating System Applications
CMN 457, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
CA 450, Public Speaking
ECN 411, Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles
ECN 625, The Regulation of Business
ECN 635, Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity
ECN 640, Business Law and Economics
ECN 650, Economics for Managers
Other 600-level ECN or ADM courses by permission

Students planning to pursue the B.A. in Business should select ADM 430, Introduction to Business Statistics and ECN 411, Introduction to Macroeconomic Principles.

For more information contact Kelly Kilcrease, Program Coordinator, at 603-641-4186 or or contact the Office of Admissions.