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Colleges / University of New Hampshire

UNH Academics

University of New Hampshire requires a minimum of 128 credits to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

UNH does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UNH has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 76% of students who started college at UNH complete all the credits required within six years.

UNH offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at UNH?

UNH has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Majors at UNH

When choosing a major, UNH students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UNH below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.

Does UNH Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UNH offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UNH Have An Online Program?

UNH has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UNH Offer AP Credit?

UNH offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UNH Have An Honors Program?

UNH offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does UNH Require Internships?

UNH does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UNH has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UNH include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at UNH

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UNH offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration - 3-2 dual degree program in social work - Occupational therapy

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UNH Majors & Subject Areas

Biomedical Sciences, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Botany/Plant Biology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Zoology/Animal Biology
Genetics, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Statistics, Other
Nutrition Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Materials Science
Psychology, General
Homeland Security
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Youth Services/Administration
Economics, General
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music, General
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
Athletic Training/Trainer
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Public Health, General
Maternal and Child Health
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Practice
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Management Science
History, General
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Animal Sciences, General
Dairy Science
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Natural Resource Economics
Forestry, General
Forest Technology/Technician
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
French Studies
Women's Studies
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Curriculum and Instruction
Administration of Special Education
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Educational Evaluation and Research
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Education, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Systems Engineering
Engineering, Other
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Child Development
Family and Community Services
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies

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