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Education designed for our changing world.

At CAHNR, education connects people, health, food, environment, and agriculture in economically viable and sustainable ways. Our students apply what they learn in the classroom to real world problems, working in state-of-the-art facilities with our award-winning faculty. We provide the small college atmosphere within a world-class research university, where students thrive as they train for current and emerging careers.

Fifteen Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees, one Bachelor of Arts (degree), and three Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees, enhanced by outstanding advising, prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

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$900,000

Scholarships awarded annually

16/19

Undergraduate majors/minors

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

100+

Students study abroad each year

Launch Your Future.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and award-winning faculty that help them apply what they learn in the classroom to challenges facing our world. The education you receive at CAHNR can prepare you for a bright future, no matter the course of study you choose. At CAHNR, we pride ourselves on providing students with a close-knit community and endless academic possibilities. Whether you study agricultural economics or exercise science, you’ll have the opportunity to take classes, participate in hands-on learning, and work with mentors who want to see you succeed.

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World-Class Academics.

CAHNR students major in exciting and rewarding STEM fields that prepare them to enter the workforce and make a difference. The College’s eight academic departments offer Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees, as well as diverse minors in a variety of programs.

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Unrivaled Experience.

In CAHNR, learning goes beyond the classroom with farm, forest, research labs, and greenhouses right on campus. CAHNR faculty are passionate about teaching, and they value courses that encourage students to learn by doing, applying what they've learned in the classroom, as the best way to prepare for successful careers.

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CAHNR helped me launch my research career. Through several programs, I fell in love with nutritional science, because it showed me what research was all about."

Chelsea Garcia '20

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There are many ways to explore life as a future member of our community, whether you’re interested in our prestigious academic programs or curious about the clubs, activities, and volunteer opportunities that will enrich your studies. Connect with UConn Nation today and be a part of the next generation of Huskies who join together as a dynamic force for good.

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Scholarships & Awards

Academic Programs' goal is to help students identify an appropriate major and realize their educational aspirations. While the University of Connecticut is a relatively large institution, we pride ourselves on the small college "feel" that we facilitate by making students our number one priority.

List of scholarships and awards for the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture.

Graduation

Every semester, thousands of students turn their tassels and earn a UConn degree. There are some things you should know before the big day. To learn more about CAHNR graduation requirements and commencement, visit the CAHNR graduation page.

Career Planning

Students have all the resources of the University’s Center for Career Development available to them, as well as a Career Consultant specifically assigned to the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. The Center for Career Development and the College host various job and internship fairs, networking nights, and workshops throughout the year. Many students receive academic credit for their internships, and some intern with the College’s Cooperative Extension System.

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Alumni

Since the Storrs Agricultural School's first class graduated in 1883, thousands of students have received degrees from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). Regardless of when they graduated or what they studied, our alumni are always a part of the CAHNR community.

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