College of Liberal Arts

UNH COLA Students working on resumes

We prepare students to be the next generation of innovators, problem solvers and communicators. With an emphasis on critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork and ethical decision making, our academic experience empowers students with the cross-cutting skills most highly valued by employers. Beyond the classroom, our students apply their knowledge in real-world settings – securing competitive internships, conducting federally funded research and pursuing international experiences critical to thriving in today’s globalized and interdependent world. With over 45 programs of study – spanning the social and behavioral sciences, fine and performing arts, humanities and education – we produce the talent that is helping public, private and non-profit organizations meet the grand challenges of today and tomorrow.


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Completed one or more internship experience


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Employed or pursuing further education

Over 60% of COLA students have at least one internship during their time at UNH COLA students have at least one internship during their time at UNH

Graduate Schools

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell Law
  • George Washington Law
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Tufts University
  • U. of California - San Diego

Career Development Courses

COLA 400 – Hired:  Career Bootcamp for Liberal Arts Majors

COLA 500 – Pathfinder:  Career Planning for Liberal Arts Majors