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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009

University of New Hampshire at Manchester


General Studies

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 general education 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 lifetime 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 (general education) and degree requirements. The program includes 9 courses from the general education curriculum. Working with their advisers, 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 AA 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 in biological sciences, physical sciences, or technology
One course in historical perspectives
One course in foreign culture or fine arts
One course in social science
One course in works of philosophy, literature, and ideas
Completion of interdisciplinary core course, Humanities I or Humanities II
Elective courses

For more information about the A.A. in General Studies, please contact the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150; e-mail

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 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 2 tracks in the A.S. degree program at UNH Manchester: biology and microbiology.

Biology Track Requirements
Math 425, Calculus I
PSYC 402, Statistics in Psychology (BIOL 528, Applied Biostatistics, offered on the Durham campus, may be substituted)
BIOL 413, Principles of Biology I
BIOL 414, Principles of Biology II
CHEM 403, General Chemistry I
CHEM 404, General Chemistry II
MICR 503, General Microbiology
CHEM 545/546, Organic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BCHM 658/659, General Biochemistry and General Biochemistry Laboratory
BIOL 541, General Ecology
BIOL 604, Principles of Genetics

Microbiology Track Requirements
Students opting for the microbiology track must take all courses listed in the biology program with the exception of BIOL 541, General Ecology. Two additional courses selected from MICR 504, Brewing and Industrial Microbiology; MICR 602, Pathogenic Microbiology; or MICR 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 BCHM 658-659. In addition they should also enroll in MATH 426.

For more information about the biological sciences program, contact Professor Stephen Pugh, program coordinator, (603) 641-4128; e-mail Or contact the UNH Manchester Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150; e-mail

Business Administration

The Associate of Science degree program in Business Administration prepares students for admission to a baccalaureate program in business or for the first step to a managerial or administrative career. The program builds on the University’s General Education program with required and elective courses in the business administration major and utilizes the resources of Manchester’s business community and its economic strengths. Students develop an understanding of accounting, economics, and computer applications and learn about the legal aspects of business, interpersonal communication, business statistics, and technology through the elective courses.

Associate Degree in Business Administration Program of Study
Students must complete a minimum of 68 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 10 general education courses, students must complete 7 courses (28 credits) in the major.

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 adviser permission.*)
ADM 430, Introduction to Business Statistics
CIS 510, 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 about the A.S. Business Administration Program, contact Tom Birch, Ph.D., program coordinator, at (603) 641-4108; e-mail Or contact the Office of Admissions at (603) 641-4150; e-mail

Community Leadership

The A.A.S. in Community Leadership is designed for students who wish to transform a passion for community activism into a rewarding career. The program welcomes students with a range of experiences and goals including recent high school graduates, those preparing for a career change, or those who are are already working in community service. Students combine classroom experience with experiential learning and develop valuable skills such as supervising volunteers, facilitating meetings, speaking in public, organizing events, writing press releases, fundraising, and creating newsletters.
Community Leadership is one of only a handful of programs nationwide to combine hands-on community outreach with an academic study of leadership, communities, citizen influence, and non-profit organization management. Because of this unique curriculum, the program is included as part of the New England Regional Student Program in all of the New England states.
The program, which originated at the University’s Thompson School on the Durham campus, provides UNH Manchester students with a unique urban experience. Students participate in a rigorous academic program that prepares them for continued study at the baccalaureate level and beyond.
Guided by involved faculty, students apply their knowledge to their work on campus, in schools, crisis shelters, environmental organizations, animal care facilities, nursing homes, advocacy programs, town offices, citizen groups, or other community-related organizations. By combining academic and real-world experience, students learn how to work collaboratively in leadership roles to find positive solutions to shared problems and to effect social change at local, regional, and national levels.
For more information about the A.A.S. in Community Leadership contact Kate Hanson, program director, at (603) 862-1064, or e-mail Contact the UNH Manchester Admissions Office at (603) 641-4150, or

Program Requirements and Sample Full-time Program of Study
First Year, Fall Semester
CSL 201, Introduction to Community Service & Leadership, 4 cr.
ENGL 401, First-year Writing, 4 cr.
CIS 411, Introduction to Computer Applications, 4 cr.
One of the following
SOC 400, Introduction to Sociology, 4 cr.
POLT 402, Introduction to American Government, 4 cr.
POLT 407, Law and Society, 4 cr.
Firsts Year, Spring Semester
CSL 202, Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations, 4 cr.
CSL 203, Organizing and Supervising Volunteers, 4 cr.
CSL 205, Communication within Communities, 4 cr.
One of the following
MTH 301, Elementary Math I, 4 cr.
MTH 302, Elementary Math II, 4 cr.
MTH 420, Finite Math, 4 cr.
Second Year, Fall Semester*
CSL 204, Managing Change & Conflict in Communities, 4 cr.
CSL 207, Introduction to Nonprofit Budgeting & Accounting, 3 cr.
CSL 290, Civic and Community Internship, 3 cr.
CA 450, Public Speaking, 4 cr.
CMN 457, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, 4 cr.
* Students will also participate in a significant leadership program or project
Second Year, Spring Semester
CSL 206, Literature of Family and Community, 4 cr.
CSL 208, Essentials of Fundraising for Community-based Organizations, 2 cr.
CSL 209, Essentials of Grant Writing for Community-based Organizations, 2 cr.
CSL 210, Capstone Seminar, 4 cr.
Elective, 4 cr.