Baccalaureate degree programs
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Allied Health Sciences (Standard Plan and concentrations in Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration, Public Health and Health Promotion, and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety)
- Animal Science
- Applied and Resource Economics (concentrations in Business Management and Marketing, Environmental Economics and Policy, and International Development)
- Diagnostic Genetic Sciences1
- Dietetics2 (Dept. of Allied Health Sciences)
- Environmental Sciences (concentrations in Sustainable Systems, Global Change, and Human Health)
- Environmental Studies
- Exercise Science
- Individualized Major
- Landscape Architecture3
- Medical Laboratory Sciences1
- Natural Resources (concentrations in Water Resources and Climate, Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Sustainability and Conservation, and Sustainable Forest Resources)
- Nutritional Sciences (including Didactic Program in Dietetics concentration2)
- Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems (concentrations in Environmental Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture and Turfgrass Science)
Pre-professional programs within majors
- Pre-Athletic Training
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Pre-Teaching: Ag Sciences (Pre-Agricultural Education)
- Pre-Veterinary Science
- Registered Dietitian Tracks2
- Agricultural Biotechnology
- Agriculture Learning and Outreach
- Animal Science
- Business Management and Marketing
- Dairy Management
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- Environmental Studies
- Equine Business Management
- Food Science
- Global Environmental Change
- Integrated Pest Management
- Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
- Ornamental Horticulture
- Sustainable Community Food Systems
- Sustainable Environmental Systems
- Sustainable Food Crop Production
- Therapeutic Horsemanship Education
- Turfgrass Management
- Wildlife Conservation
Associate of Applied Science degree programs
The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture offers AAS degrees in Animal Science (focus in Dairy/Livestock Management or Equine Science); Plant Science (concentrations in Ornamental Horticulture, Turfgrass Management or Sustainable Crop Production); and Urban Forestry and Arboriculture.
For information on undergraduate degree programs, contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.
1Undergraduate Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Sciences programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) (5600 N. River Road, Suite 70, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, phone: 773-714-8880).
2Undergraduate Dietetics program options are accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6695, (800) 877-1600.
3Undergraduate major in Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Research and graduate education
For information about graduate degree programs, please contact the appropriate department. For information about research in the College, please contact the appropriate department or the Office of the Associate Dean for Research.
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Graduate degree programs: MS in Applied and Resource Economics, Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, emphasizing the broad areas of food marketing and industrial organization; environmental and natural resource economics; health economics and policy; international economic development.
Research areas: Food marketing and demand analysis; empirical industrial organization; food and health; agribusiness management; applied econometrics; environmental economics; natural resource economics; agricultural, health, and natural resource policies, fisheries and aquaculture; international development; cost-benefit analysis; local foods; climate change; water resources; land use; sustainability; efficiency and productivity; innovation and technology change; international trade; production agriculture.
Allied Health Sciences
Post-baccalaureate certificates: Dietetic internship; Certificate Program in Medical Laboratory Sciences; Certificate Program in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences; Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.
Graduate degree program: MS, Ph.D. in Health Promotion Sciences emphasizing behavioral, social, and environmental influences in chronic diseases and conditions and to apply the principles and practices of health promotion and health behavior change to create innovative solutions for current and emerging health challenges.
Research areas: Chronic disease prevention and intervention (HIV/AIDS, obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease) in school, worksites, and communities; high-risk behavioral interventions; meta-analysis and multilevel statistical modelling; diagnostic modalities; stem-cells; chromosomal instability; the epigenome.
Graduate degree programs: MS, Ph.D. in Animal Science
The MS degree offers students the opportunity to emphasize study in animal behavior; genetics; regenerative biology; food science; microbiology; nutrition; growth; physiology of lactation; physiology of reproduction; production management.
The Ph.D. degree offers several areas of concentration including animal genetics and regenerative biology; growth and reproductive physiology; animal nutrition; food microbiology and safety.
Research areas: Animal nutrition and metabolism; control of lactation and growth; embryology; endocrinology; food microbiology and safety; food science; molecular growth and muscle physiology; reproductive physiology; stem cell biology.
Graduate degree programs: MS, Ph.D. in Exercise Science; Online Graduate Certificate Program in Exercise Prescription; Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); MS in Athletic Training.
Research areas: Environmental physiology;, thermoregulation and heat illness; exercise ‘omics’; cardiovascular physiology; endocrinology; exercise prescription for a variety of clinical populations and types of exercise; sport-related injury prevention; optimizing sport performance; physical literacy; muscle physiology; interactions between exercise; medications and health outcomes; and sudden death in sport.
Research and clinical areas: Neurological rehabilitation; Parkinson’s disease; spine and shoulder disorders; knee injuries and osteoarthritis; early intervention/pediatric care; geriatric care.
Natural Resources and the Environment
Graduate degree programs: MS, Ph.D. in Natural Resources with areas of concentration in environmental sustainability and conservation; fisheries and wildlife conservation; sustainable forest resources; and water resources and climate.
The Sustainable Environmental Planning & Management (SEPM) online graduate certificate program is available to anyone with a bachelors degree and includes 5 graduate courses.
The Remote Sensing and Geospatial Data Analytics (RSGDA) online graduate certificate program is available to anyone with a bachelors degree and requires 12 credits from six graduate courses.
Research areas: Forest and wild land meteorology; biometeorology; air pollution meteorology; climate modeling; hydrological modeling; rainfall-runoff relationships; pollutant transport; evaporation-infiltration processes; accuracy of measurement methods; development of artificial wetlands; invasive species ecology; restoration ecology; predator-prey relationships; urban and suburban wildlife; migratory wildlife species; wildlife-human interactions; international wildlife; contaminants in wildlife; habitat restoration; forest and wildlife stewardship; municipal and watershed natural resources inventories and planning; fish habitat use and quality; fish species of conservation concern; aquatic biomonitoring; remote sensing; wildlife coconservation; cartography; geodesy; photogrammetry; global positioning systems; geographic information systems; forest ecology; tree biomechanics; silviculture; ecotoxicology; biogeochemistry; landscape ecology; land use; coastal processes.
Graduate degree programs: MS, Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, emphasizing biochemical and molecular nutrition; human nutrition and metabolism; community and public health nutrition; and nanotechnology for biodelivery.
Research areas: Molecular nutrition; dietary bioactive components; functional food and cardiometabolic health; metabolic disease or metabolic biology; nanotechnology and biodelivery systems; public health; community nutrition; rehabilitative nutrition; gut health and chronic disease; and immunometabolism.
Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
Graduate degree programs: MS, Ph.D. in Pathobiology with areas of concentration in bacteriology; pathology; virology; combined MS/residency, training in morphologic pathology for veterinarians.
Research areas: The department consists of several units, including pathology; virology; immunology; bacteriology; mycology; wildlife diseases; and environmental toxicology. Our research profile focuses on infectious diseases of animals and humans; vaccines; veterinary pathology; and wildlife diseases.
Plant Science and Landscape Architecture
Graduate degree programs: MS in Landscape Architecture; MS, Ph.D. in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Soil Science.
Research areas: Controlled environment agriculture; floriculture; plant genetic improvement; integrated pest management (IPM); landscape architecture; plant biotechnology; plant mineral nutrition; plant physiology and plant growth regulation; plant propagation; soil chemistry; soil environment and land use; sustainable agriculture; turf; vegetable crops; water resources; weed biology and control.
Research centers, clinical centers, and institutes
- Center for Environmental Health and Health Promotion (CEHHP) (Department of Allied Health Sciences)
- Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (University-wide, including the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment)
- Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research (CEVR) (Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science), provides a unifying consortium for vaccine research at UConn
- Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) (Department of Extension
- Connecticut Institute of Water Resources (Department of Natural Resources and the Environment)
- Connecticut State Climate Center (Department of Natural Resources and the Environment)
- Eversource Energy Center (School of Engineering, School of Business, and College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources)
- Human Performance Laboratory (housed in Gampel Pavilion, Department of Kinesiology)
- Korey Stringer Institute (housed in CAHNR, Department of Kinesiology)
- Laboratory for Earth Resources Information Systems (LERIS) (Department of Natural Resources and the Environment)
- Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center (Department of Natural Resources and the Environment)
- The Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Farms and forest
Farms: The Department of Animal Science currently manages approximately 550 acres of land. The land is used for corn, pasture, hay and grass silage production.
The PSLA Research and Education Farm has 153 acres with 40 acres of research fields and greenhouses. Two classrooms provide students practical experience. Research activities are conducted in the areas of turfgrass, ecology, entomology, floriculture, forages, soils, sustainable agriculture, vegetables, weed ecology and control, and woody and herbaceous ornamentals.
Animal facilities: Units include equine, beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and poultry. For information about self-guided tours, click Visit UConn Animal Barns.
UConn Forest: Approximately 2,100 acres are actively managed by CAHNR's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment for research, teaching, recreation, watershed protection, wildlife habitat and wood products.