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Welcome to Undergraduate Academic Programs

Welcome to the Office of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Our 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. We believe that the process of education and advising begins in our communication with prospective students and their families. CAHNR offers 17 baccalaureate degrees and three Associate of Applied Science degrees in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture.

Medical students in the Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) located at UConn Health. Sept. 14, 2022. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Degree Options

The College's diverse range of disciplines fosters innovative collaborations.

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Majors and Minors

The College offers a wide variety of programs at the Storrs and regional campuses.

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view of the Ratcliffe Hicks Building; Ratcliffe Hicks Building on Jan. 3, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Forms and Applications

The Office of Academic Programs is here to help you navigate all steps in your academic journey.

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Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

RHSA emphasizes “hands-on learning” and is a gem hidden among the larger schools at the University of Connecticut. Established in 1941 with trust money from the Ratcliffe Hicks estate, Mr. Hicks (1843-1906) left instructions in his will to start an agricultural school to encourage and support farming in New England. The School offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a wide variety of disciplines within the plant and animal science majors.

Learn about our exciting AAS programs

Student Resources

Academic Year 24-25 Office Hours

The Academic Program's office is open for in-person, virtual, and phone appointments during the 24-25 Academic Year . Representatives are available during normal business hours. Students who wish to meet with an advisor in person or virtually must make an appointment.

Day Office Hours
Monday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Tuesday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Wednesday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Thursday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.
Friday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.


Fall 2024 Academic Calendar

View the full academic calendar for 2024-2025

Date Deadline/Event
Mon, Aug 26 Fall Semester Begins
Mon, Sep 2 Labor Day – No classes
Tue, Sep 3 Last day to file petitions for course credit by examination (Undergraduate students only)
Mon, Sep 9 Courses dropped after this date will have a “W” for withdrawal recorded on the academic record. Last day to add or drop courses without additional signatures (see Adding and Dropping Courses).
Fri, Sep 20 Deadline to apply for graduation and to submit Final Plan of Study (Undergraduate, Master’s, Sixth-Year, and Graduate Certificate students only) for conferral of a Fall 2024 degree
Mon, Nov 11 Last day to withdraw from a course and last day to place courses on or remove from pass/fail
Fri, Dec 6 Last day of fall semester classes
Wed, Dec 18 Semester grades due at 4 pm