Liberal Arts Majors

Liberal Arts Majors
Liberal arts students in class at UNH Manchester

A liberal arts education prepares students with skills that are in high demand across all industries, including critical thinking, analytical reasoning, problem solving, teamwork, strong communication and ethical judgment. Employers want to hire problem-solvers who think critically and creatively, skills that make liberal arts graduates stand out in today’s job market.

When taking on today’s social, business and technological problems, it’s not just about the skills you have, but how you think. The world needs people who approach a challenge through the lens of its human context—something that liberal arts graduates are uniquely prepared to do.

Don't just take our word for it: 88% of our 2021 liberal arts graduates were employed or enrolled in further education within six months of graduation, which is higher than the national average career outcomes rate of all college graduates.

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ASL/English interpreting majors speaking in sign language at UNH Manchester

ASL/English Interpreting

In the nation’s first accredited interpreting program and one of only 14 accredited programs in the country, you’ll learn ASL and the foundation of ASL/English interpreting from distinguished faculty, all of whom are native ASL signers and/or certified interpreters.


Comm Arts student

Communication Arts

Communication arts students gain transferable skills and experience to pursue careers in virtually any industry. Customize your education through degree options in advertising and public relations, cinema and media arts, digital media and human relations.


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English Studies: Literary Studies

Designed to focus on the skills that are central to professional success, our literary studies program emphasizes critical thinking, writing, communication, and collaboration through the exploration of English literature, drama, poetry and composition.


English studies students at UNH Manchester

English Studies: Professional and Technical Communications

The only program of its kind in the state, professional and technical communications focuses on real-world experiences tailored to your career ambitions — and focused on the oral and written communication skills that prepare you to excel in any professional environment.

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English Teaching

Considered one of the region’s best, our English teaching program provides hands-on learning in real classroom settings to prepare you with the tools, guidance and real-world experience for a rewarding career as a middle- or high school-level English educator. 


psychology students at UNH Manchester


Guided by faculty who are experts in their disciplines, psychology students at UNH Manchester develop a broad background in the field — including perceptual, counseling and developmental psychology.



Affording Your Degree

College is an investment in your future, but it’s an investment not every family can afford. That’s why we offer scholarships, grants and financial aid programs like the tuition-free Granite Guarantee that help make college possible for students.

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Pathways from Community Colleges

Our liberal arts programs have built transfer curriculum guides to help you easily transition your credits or associate degree from a local community college into a bachelor’s degree at UNH Manchester.

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We're dedicated to building your future together, so our admissions counselors are happy to answer any of your questions. Connect with a counselor at or at 603-641-4150.