College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture provides students with speciﬁc instruction in major ﬁelds related to understanding biological processes, agricultural sciences, and the management of natural resources. Students may also combine a major with the dual major in international affairs.
Choosing First-Semester Courses
The speciﬁc requirements of the ﬁrst semester COLSA programs are listed below. Note that in most cases there are one or two general education requirements (gen eds) to be chosen. Since the availability of English 401 is limited to half the first-year class ﬁrst semester, make sure you have chosen alternative gen eds. You should give serious consideration to selection of gen eds before you attend Orientation.
It is expected that you will review the current Undergraduate Catalog, the Discovery Program (core university curriculum) and writing requirements at and then chose four courses in which you are interested. Review course descriptions for those you are considering. Your ﬁnal choice of Discovery courses will be made after consultation with your academic adviser at Orientation.
A normal course load is 16 credits, usually consisting of four 4-credit courses. First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s.
For those taking, French or Spanish fall semester, you need to take the French and Spanish Placement prior to your orientation session.
IMPORTANT COLSA MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION
First-year students arrive at UNH with a wide range of mathematics preparation. It is important that you begin your UNH experience in the mathematics course that is right for you. For that reason, EVERY INCOMING COLSA STUDENT MUST TAKE AN ONLINE MATHEMATICS EVALUATION before coming to orientation in June. To take the online evaluation, first review 14 COLSA Online Math Placement Test How To
Then, beginning May 10, 2014 take the placment at place21.placementtester.com:8080/unh/login/login.do. You have until May 26, 2014 to take the online evaluation.
Based on the results of that evaluation, you will either (1) be placed in MATH 418, Analysis and Applications of Functions, for the fall semester, or (2) tentatively qualify to take MATH 424B, Calculus for Life Sciences, in the spring semester. A MATH 424B placement is contingent on your performance on a proctored Mathematics Placement test to be taken at orientation and/or at the beginning of the fall semester.
FIRST-SEMESTER COURSES BY MAJORS
Animal Science: Dairy Management
Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Community and Environmental Planning
Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
Environmental and Resource Economics
Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology
Neuroscience & Behavior
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Tourism Planning and Development
Wildlife and Conservation Biology
* Premedical and predental students may major in any department but should include at least one of the following courses, if possible: CHEM 403 and BIOL 411. They should also consult with the Premedical/Prehealth Care Professional Advising Office (Hood House, Rm. 102) early in the first semester. No course prerequisite to medical or dental school should be taken pass/fail.
- First Year Students
- Transfer Students
- Pre-Orientation Programs
- Orientation Leaders
- Campus & Area Resources