College Courses

UNH Tech 797

Students work as members of interdisciplinary project teams on contemporary ocean-related problems under the guidance of a faculty adviser. Student team defines problem, prepares a budget, conducts literature surveys, engages in dialogue with experts in the community, deals with vendors, designs, and builds a working engineering model, gathers analyzes scientific data or conducts a comprehensive study, makes interim reports, and defends the results before a jury of experts.

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Shoals Marine Laboratory: Sustainable Fisheries

Students will explore the theory and practice of fisheries sustainability through unique interactions with local fishermen and practitioners working in the Gulf of Maine. Through at-sea experiences aboard Shoals research vessels and demonstrations of commercial fishing vessels, students will receive a comprehensive overview of commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Maine. Students will gain proficiency in fish collection and dissection, understand quantitative approaches to data collection to help inform management decisions, gain perspective from different stakeholders about the conservation and development challenges facing the Gulf of Maine fishery, and learn about the cultural and socioeconomic issues involved in sustainable fisheries.

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UNH Innovation Scholars

Innovation Scholars is a research driven introduction to the university for first-year students. Students will be part of a cohort of students under the direction of a faculty member that guides them through a year-long research experience culminating in a presentation of research results at the Undergraduate Research Conference or equivalent activity. Participants will develop skills that will open doors of opportunity at UNH and more broadly, and experience the interconnectedness of UNH scholarly activity with UNH Innovation and UNH Career and Professional Success.

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UNH Marine Policy Minor

Effective management of human activities in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes areas is critical to our future. UNH is launching a new minor in marine policy that is open to all students to help address this challenge.

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