University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Karol A. LaCroix, Dean
Peter Haebler, Associate Dean
Thaddeus M. Piotrowski, Associate Dean


Professor: Karol A. LaCroix
UNHM Professors: Deborah Brown, Thaddeus M. Piotrowski, John P. Resch
UNHM Associate Professors: Thomas D. Birch, John J. Cerullo, Michael Contarino, Ralph W. Draper, David A. Forest, Gary S. Goldstein, Jeffrey F. Klenotic, Robert L. Macieski, Fred Metting, Stephen R. Pugh, Terry M. Savage, John E. Sparrow, Susan A. Walsh, Richard A. Zang
UNHM Assistant Professors: Ann E. Donahue, Lorraine D. Doucet, Jack E. Hoza, Barbara J. Jago, Roberta Kieronski, John F. McCarthy, John A. Niesse, Alison K. Paglia, Susanne F. Paterson, Gail Rondeau, Karla E. Vogel, Carolyn B. White
UNHM Adjunct Assistant Professor: Peter Haebler
UNHM Lecturers: Arkady Belozovsky, Carolyn M. Bradley

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester was established in 1985 to increase access to a University education for people who live and work in central New Hampshire. The newest college of the University offers associate and selected bachelor’s degrees, access to other UNH undergraduate and graduate degree programs, special courses, workshops, seminars, and cultural events for the region.


Administration (ADM), American Sign Language (ASI), Biology (BIOL), Biological Science (BSCI), Communication Arts (CA), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Economics (ECON), Engineering Technology (ET), English Composition and Writing (ENG), Humanities (HUMA), Sign Language Interpreting (INTR), UNHM Independent Study (UMIS), UNHM Special Topics (UMST)

Degree Programs

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNHM) offers bachelor of arts degree programs in business, communication arts, English, history, humanities, and psychology and bachelor of science degree programs in electrical engineering technology with an option in computer technology, mechanical engineering technology, nursing (registered nurse certification required), and sign language interpretation. Students are required to satisfy University requirements, which include completion of at least 128 credits, a 2.00 minimum cumulative grade-point average, general education requirements, and, for the bachelor of arts degree, a foreign language requirement. The foreign language is not required in the bachelor of science programs.

Students may also pursue UNH associate in arts or associate in science degree programs full or part time with a choice of concentrations. Requirements for the associate degrees include completion of 64 credits, a 2.00 minimum grade-point average, and an interdisciplinary core course. Those students who complete the last 16 credits of the associate degree with a grade-point average of at least 2.50, earn a cumulative associate degree grade-point average of 2.50 or higher, and are recommended by their academic advisers are guaranteed admission to a baccalaureate program at the University in either Durham or Manchester. The University does not, however, guarantee admission to a specific college or program.

Selected graduate degrees from UNH are also available through the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.


The following academic minors are available at UNHM for enrolled baccalaureate candidates. Further information may be obtained from the Academic Counseling Office, (603) 641-4170.

American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
Computer Information Systems
Electrical Engineering Technology
Illumination Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Political Economy
Political Science
Women’s Studies


Students entering the associate in arts program in general studies may prepare for transfer admission to many baccalaureate degree programs available through the University’s Manchester and Durham campuses. By working closely with an academic adviser, general studies students can select structured course plans or pre-majors that are compatible with almost every baccalaureate major.

Certificate Programs for Professional Advancement

UNHM’s credit certificate programs are designed for individuals who want to enhance their credentials for a new position or to take the first step toward a college degree. The programs also meet the needs of working professionals with postsecondary degrees who need to expand their knowledge or update their skills.

Each program provides a concentrated learning experience in a specific subject area designed for students with varied educational backgrounds and experience. Students must complete four required courses at UNHM in their chosen program to earn a certificate. The college’s accessible course schedules allow students to attend day, evening, or Saturday classes, full or part time.

Communication Skills for Managers (4 courses, 16 credits)

The fundamentals of oral and written communications are presented in this certificate program. Critical thinking is emphasized. Students learn to read, write, and speak more effectively both personally and professionally.

Business and Accounting Skills for Managers (4 courses, 16 credits)

Students gain a basic understanding of American businesses and how they work. A general overview of the functional areas in business as well as fundamental concepts of accounting, finance, and the use of computers to manage information is presented in the coursework.

Human Behavior Studies (4 courses, 16 credits)

An understanding of psychological, cultural, and social aspects of human behavior is developed in this program. The coursework explores how culture and intellect influence behavior and communication with others.

College Transition Program

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s College Transition Program (CTP), enables students to begin their University studies as candidates for the associate in arts degree while receiving an intensive yearlong (two semesters) plan of academic support and study skill enhancement.

Students are identified as CTP eligible during the standard admission application review process and may enter the program during the fall or spring semester. Typically, CTP students register for credit-bearing courses on a part-time basis. In some instances, CTP students may be required to supplement their academic schedules with noncredit coursework to strengthen writing or quantitative skills.

Attendance at the New Student Orientation and enrollment in the CTP studies skills lab are required for all CTP students. After orientation, CTP students work closely with academic advisers to design appropriate course plans, establish performance goals, determine which learning support services are required, and monitor academic achievement.

Students who successfully complete two semesters of CTP may continue on to earn their associate degree through either full-time or part-time study.

UNHM Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the fall semester is June 15 and for the spring semester is November 1. For priority consideration for financial aid, the application deadline is May 1 for the following academic year.

For More Information

To receive a UNHM bulletin, catalog, or additional information on UNHM courses and programs, contact the Office of Admissions, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, University Center, 400 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101, e-mail, phone (603) 641-4150; fax (603) 641-4125; TTY/TTD (603) 641-4308.

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