Cocurricular Learning

Cocurricular Learning
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Learning happens as much outside the classroom as inside it.

UNH offers hundreds of high-impact learning experiences that can count for Honors Units. Below is just a sampling of some cocurricular learning experiences the Honors College offers its students. Have a different idea? Submit a proposal via the Honors College Portal.


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Study Abroad

4 Honors Units

Where do you want to go? Spend a semester learning and living outside the US.


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Semester In The City

4 Honors Units

Earn 16 UNH credits while spending a semester in Boston in a rigorous 30+ hour per week internship with a leading social change organization.


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Hamel Center Research Programs

Variable Units

UNH’s Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research provides paid fellowships for students to design and carry out research, scholarly, or creative projects in collaboration with faculty mentors.



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National Fellowships

Variable Units

Work with UNH’s Office of National Fellowships to apply for highly competitive and prestigious awards to support your education.


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Academic Conference Presentation

Variable Units

Whether it’s at UNH’s own Undergraduate Research Conference or at a professional, national event, share your work with a wider audience.


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Variable Units

From literary magazines to peer-reviewed journals, Honors College students can submit their work for publication and earn Honors Units if published.



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The Washington Center

4 Units

The Washington Center offers internships and seminars in Washington DC, home to hundreds of government agencies, multi-national corporations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, advocacy groups, law firms, and more.


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Honors Projects

Variable Units

Each year, the Honors College sponsors faculty to create engaging experiences.


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Community-Engaged Work

Variable Units

Do you volunteer at a non-profit? Involved in your town’s local elections? Coach a youth sports team? Your community engagement may count towards your Honors degree.



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Connors Writing Assistant

Variable Units

Students with excellent writing skills may be selected to help their fellow students through the Connors Writing Center. The Writing Assistantship includes a course on teaching methods as well as paid work in the Writing Center.


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Course Assistantship

Variable Units

Many courses at UNH engage high-performing students to help younger peers. Taking part in Peer-Led Team Learning and other supervised teaching experiences can earn you credit or pay, as well as Honors Units.


UNH student working outside on farm


Sustainability Fellowship

Variable Units

The Sustainability Fellowship pairs exceptional UNH undergraduate students and post-baccalaureates (grad students and recent grads) from UNH and universities across the United States with municipal, educational, corporate, and non-profit partners to work on transformative sustainability projects.