College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)

The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture provides students with specific instruction in major fields related to understanding biological processes, agricultural sciences, and the management of natural resources. Students may also combine a major with the dual major in international affairs.

There is no college worksheet for COLSA

Choosing First-Semester Courses

The specific requirements of the first semester COLSA programs are listed below. Note that in most cases there are one or two general education requirements (gen eds) to be chosen. Since the availability of English 401 is limited to half the first-year class first semester, make sure you have chosen alternative gen eds. You should give serious consideration to selection of gen eds before you attend Orientation.

It is expected that you will review the current Undergraduate Catalog, the Discovery Program (core university curriculum) and writing requirements at and then chose four courses in which you are interested. Review course descriptions for those you are considering. Your final choice of Discovery courses will be made after consultation with your academic adviser at Orientation.

A normal course load is 16 credits, usually consisting of four 4-credit courses. First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s.

For those taking, French or Spanish fall semester, you need to take the French and Spanish Placement prior to your orientation session.

IMPORTANT COLSA MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION


First-year students arrive at UNH with a wide range of mathematics preparation. It is important that you begin your UNH experience in the mathematics course that is right for you. For that reason, EVERY INCOMING COLSA STUDENT MUST TAKE AN ONLINE MATHEMATICS EVALUATION before coming to orientation in June. To take the online evaluation,  first review 14 COLSA Online Math Placement Test How To

Then, beginning May 10, 2014 take the placment at place21.placementtester.com:8080/unh/login/login.do. You have until May 26, 2014 to take the online evaluation.

Based on the results of that evaluation, you will either (1) be placed in MATH 418, Analysis and Applications of Functions, for the fall semester, or (2) tentatively qualify to take MATH 424B, Calculus for Life Sciences, in the spring semester. A MATH 424B placement is contingent on your performance on a proctored Mathematics Placement test to be taken at orientation and/or at the beginning of the fall semester.

 

FIRST-SEMESTER COURSES BY MAJORS

Animal Science

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

ANSC 421

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

ANSC: Dairy Management

AAS 425

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

EREC 411

 

Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology

BMCB 401

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course


Biology

BIOL 400

BIOL 412

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Biomedical Science:

Medical Laboratory Science

BMS 401

BMS 507

CHEM 403

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

Discovery Course

 

Biomedical Science:

Medical Microbiology

BMS 401

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course


Biomedical Science:

Medical and Veterinary Sciences

BMS 401

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Community and Environmental Planning

CEP 415

EREC 411

NR 435

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course in FPA or HUM

 

Environmental Conservation and Sustainability

NR 400

NR 401

ZOOL 412

EREC 411

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

Environmental and Resource Economics

EREC 411

NR 433

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

Discovery Course


Environmental Sciences:

Ecosystems

NR 400

NR 403

MATH 418 or MATH 425

CHEM 403

ENE 520, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course


Environmental Sciences:

Soil and Watershed Management

NR 400

NR 403

MATH 418 or MATH 425

CHEM 403

ENE 520, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Equine Studies: Equine Sciences

ANSC 411

BIOL 412

CHEM 403

AAS 437

ANSC 402, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Equine Studies: Industry and Management

ANSC 411

BIOL 412

EREC 411

AAS 437

ANSC 402, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Equine Studies: Therapeutic Riding

ANSC 411

BIOL 412

EREC 411

AAS 437

ANSC 402, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Forestry

NR 400

NR 401

NR 425

NR 433

EREC 411, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Genetics

GEN 401

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology

MEFB 401

BIOL 412

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 


 

 

 

 

Neuroscience and Behavior

NSB 400

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

Discovery Course

 

Nutrition:

Nutritional Sciences

NUTR 401

NUTR 400

BIOL 411

CHEM 403

MATH 418, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Nutrition: Dietetics

NUTR 401

NUTR 400

BMS 507

SOC 400 or PSYC 401

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course


Nutrition:

Nutrition and Wellness

NUTR 401

NUTR 400

BMS 507

SOC 400 or PSYC 401

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

SAFS 405

CHEM 411

PBIO 421 or ANSC 421

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Tourism Planning and Development

TOUR 400

EREC 411

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

Discovery Course

 

Wildlife and Conservation Biology

NR 400

NR 401

NR 433

BIOL 411

NR 425, ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Zoology (BA)

ZOOL 400

BIOL 412

CHEM 411

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Zoology (BS)

ZOOL 400

BIOL 412

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

ENGL 401 or Discovery Course

 

Undeclared

LSA 400

BIOL 412

CHEM 403

MATH 418 or Discovery Course

A course in a potential major

or Discovery Course

* Pre-medical and pre-dental students may choose any major but should include at least one of the following courses, if possible: CHEM 403, BIOL 411 or BIOL 412.  They should also consult with the Pre-Professional Health Programs Advising Office (Hood House, Room 102) early in the first semester. No course prerequisite to medical or dental school should be taken pass/fail.