Majors and Minors

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.


Academic Departments

Agricultural & Resource Economics

  • Majors
    • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
    • Economics of Sustainable Development and Management 
  • Minors
    • Marketing & Business Management
    • Development Economics & Policy
    • Environmental Economics & Policy
    • Equine Business Management

Agricultural & Resource Economics Department Website

Animal Science

  •  A.A.S. majors:
    • Equine Studies, Dairy/Livestock Management
  • B.S. Majors:
    • Animal Science
  • Minors:
    • Animal Science
    • Dairy Management
    • Equine Business Management
    • Equine Sports Rehabilitation
    • Food Science
    • Therapeutic Horsemanship Education

RHSA Animal Science Department Website

Animal Science Department Website

Allied Health Sciences

  •  B.S. Majors:
    • Allied Health Sciences
    • Diagnostic Genetic Sciences*
    • Dietetics*
    • Medical Laboratory Science*

Allied Health Sciences Department Website

Kinesiology

  •  B.S. Majors:
    • Exercise Science

Kinesiology Department Website

Natural Resources & the Environment

  • A.A.S. majors:
    • Urban Forestry And Arboriculture
  • B.S. Majors:
    • Natural Resources
  • Minors:
    • Wildlife Conservation

RHSA Urban Forestry Website

NRE Department Website

Nutritional Sciences

  •  B.S. Majors:
    • Nutritional Sciences
  • Minors:
    • Food Science
    • Nutrition for Exercise and Sport

Nutritional Sciences Department Website

Pathobiology & Veterinary Science

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

  •  A.A.S. majors:
    • Plant Science
  • B.S. Majors:
    • Landscape Architecture
    • Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems
  • Minors:
    • Ornamental Horticulture
    • Integrated Pest Management
    • Turfgrass Management
    • Cannabis Cultivation
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Sustainable Food Crop Production
    • Sustainable Community Food Systems

PSLA Department Website


Undergraduate Majors (B.A./B.S.)

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Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources Major Requirements

  • Biology: BIOL 1107/ 1108/ 1110
  • Chemistry: CHEM 1122 /1124Q / 1127Q / 1137Q
  • Additional Science or Mathematics: (minimum 3credits) from BIOL, CHEM, ERTH, MARN, or PHYS, or one extra MATH or STAT course beyond those required for general education requirements.
  • Two 1000 level courses (minimum 3 credits each) representing two departments in CAHNR.
  • 36 Credit Requirement/Rule (at least 24 credits must be from CAHNR departments. Minimum of 3 credits from 4 distinct CAHNR departments).
  • Students must pass one 2000-level or above W course in any department within CAHNR.
  • Career Statement: Agriculture and Natural Resources majors must submit a statement describing how courses relate to their desired career.

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Allied Health Sciences

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Allied Health Sciences Major Requirements

  • Biology: BIOL 1107/ 1108/ 1110
  • Chemistry: CHEM 1122 /1124Q / 1127Q / 1137Q
  • Additional Science or Mathematics: (minimum 3credits) from BIOL, CHEM, ERTH, MARN, or PHYS, or one extra MATH or STAT course beyond those required for general education requirements.
  • Two 1000 level courses (minimum 3 credits each) representing two departments in CAHNR.
  • 36 Credit Requirement/Rule (at least 24 credits must be from CAHNR departments. Minimum of 3 credits from 4 distinct CAHNR departments).
  • Students must pass one 2000-level or above W course in any department within CAHNR.
  • Career Statement: Agriculture and Natural Resources majors must submit a statement describing how courses relate to their desired career.

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Animal Science

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Animal Science Major Requirements

  • GROUP A:
    • ANSC 1001, 1111, 3121, 3122, 3194;
    • BIOL 1107 and 1108;
    • CHEM 1122 or 1127Q or both 1124Q and 1125Q; CHEM 2241 or CHEM 2443 and 2444;
    • PATH 2100;
    • one of the following: ANSC 4341, MCB 2000, MCB 2610
  • GROUP B: ANSC 22512271326132723273
  • GROUP C: ANSC 33113313331633233343364143114341 (unless used to fulfill Group A requirement)
  • Literacy Requirement: ENGL 1007 or 1010 or 1011 or 2011 and one of the following courses: ANSC 319432613312W3314W3317W3324W3344W3642W4312W4342W, or 4662W.
  • Writing in the major, students must pass at least one of the following: ANSC 3312W, 3314W, 3317W, 3324W, 3344W, 3642W, 4312W, 4342W, or 4662W.

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Economics of Sustainable Development and Management

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Economics of Sustainable Development and Management

All Economics of Sustainable Development and Management majors must pass ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; ARE 2150, ARE 2155; and a minimum of 15 additional credits of ARE courses at the 2000 level or above. Students must also pass either ARE 2261W or ARE 2435W to fulfill their writing in the major requirement. The advanced information literacy requirement is fulfilled with either ARE 2261W or ARE 2435W. The courses used to satisfy the 15 additional credit ARE minimum can also be used to fulfill the CAHNR 36-credit requirement and the concentrations.

Students in this major may choose no concentration, one concentration, or two concentrations from the following: Business Management and Marketing and Development Economics and Policy. The requirements for each concentration are listed below.

Business Management and Marketing Concentration

Majors choosing a concentration in Business Management and Marketing must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken from the Core Courses and up to six credits must be taken from the Elective Courses.

Core Courses: ARE 2210, 2215, 3221, 3222, 3223, 3333.

Elective Courses: ARE 2260, 2464, 3225, 4205, 4217, 4279 or 4476; ECON 2411; with approval of advisor up to three credits of any 3000-level or above course.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the CAHNR 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.

Development Economics and Policy Concentration

Majors choosing a concentration in Development Economics and Policy must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken from the Core Courses and up to six credits must be taken from the Elective Courses.

Core Courses: ARE 2260, 2464, 3305E, 3333, 4279 or 4476, 4305.

Elective Courses: ARE 2434E, 4205, 4444; ANTH 3325; ECON 2440, 2456, 2474, 3421W, 3473, 3479; GEOG 3200; POLS 3406, 3410; SOCI 2901; WGSS 2267, 3216; with approval of advisor up to three credits of any 3000-level or above course.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the CAHNR 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.

Note: Students can add one or more minors offered by the ARE Department except for the minor(s) with the same name as the chosen concentration.

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Environmental and Resource Economics

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Competency Requirements

All Environmental and Natural Resource Economics majors must pass ARE 1150 or ECON 1200 or ECON 1201; ARE 2150, ARE 2155; and a minimum of 15 additional credits of ARE courses at the 2000 level or above. Students must also pass either ARE 2261W or ARE 2435W to fulfill their writing in the major requirement. The advanced information literacy requirement is fulfilled with either ARE 2261W or ARE 2435W. The courses used to satisfy the 15 additional credit ARE minimum can also be used to fulfill the CAHNR 36-credit requirement.

Students choosing this major must take a total of at least 18 credits from the courses listed below. At least 12 credits must be taken from the Core Courses and up to six credits must be taken from the Elective Courses.

Core Courses: ARE 2434E, 3333, 3438E, 4438E, 4444, 4462E.

Elective Courses: ARE 2235, 2464, 3305E, 3436, 4217, 4305; GEOG 2320E, 2400E, 2500, 3340; NRE 3245E; with approval of advisor up to three credits of any 3000-level or above course.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the CAHNR 36-credit requirement for the major.

Note: Students can add one or more minors offered by the ARE Department except for the Environmental Economics and Policy minor.

With approval of advisor, additional courses in ARE or in related fields can be used to fulfill the 36-credit requirement for the major with this area of concentration.

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First Year - Fall
  • ARE 110E
  • ENGL 1007 or 1010
  • ARE 1150 (CA2)
  • GEN ED (CA1 and/or 4 rec)
  • UNIV 1800/1810
First Year - Spring
  • ARE 2150
  • STAT 1000Q or 1110Q
  • GEN ED or ELECTIVE
  • GEN ED (CA3 rec)
  • GEN ED (CA1 and/or 4 rec)
Second Year - Fall
  • ARE 2155
  • MAJOR ELECTIVE
  • W Course (non- ARE)
  • GEN ED (CA3 LAB rec)
  • GEN ED (CA2 or 4 rec)
Second Year - Spring
  • ARE 2434E Core Course
  • ARE 3435W (taken with or after 2434)
  • ARE 3333 or ARE 3438E Core Course
  • Q course
  • GEN ED or ELECTIVE

 

Third Year - Fall
  • ARE 4438 or ARE 4444 Core Course
  • ARE Core or MAJOR ELECTIVE
  • MAJOR ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE/ Foreign Language
  • ARE 3305E or MAJOR ELECTIVE
Third Year - Spring
  • ARE 3333 or ARE 3438E Core Course
  • ELECTIVE/Foreign Language
  • ARE 2464 or ARE 4305 or MAJOR ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
Fourth Year - Fall
  • MAJOR ELECTIVE
  • MAJOR ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
Fourth Year - Spring
  • ARE 4462E or Major Core or ELECTIVE
  • MAJOR COURSE/ ELECTIVE
  • MAJOR COURSE/ ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
  • ELECTIVE
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Diagnostic Genetic Sciences*

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Major Requirements

  • Mathematics and Science Courses:
    • BIOL 1107;
    • CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241 or CHEM 2443;
    • MATH 1060Q or 1125Q or above;
    • MCB 2400 or 2410, 2610;
    • STAT 1000Q or 1100Q.
  • Professional Courses: AH 2001302131214241DGS 31004234W42354236MLSC 4500; four related cognates,  2000 level or above, as approved by their DGS advisor.
    • Molecular Practicum Courses: DGS 4402, 450346044850 or 4997; and one of the following: DGS 4510451245134515.
  • Writing in the Major: DGS 4234W

The Department of Allied Health Sciences also offers a Diagnostic Genetic Sciences Certificate. Please see the University of Connecticut Graduate Catalog for more information

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Dietetics*

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Dietetics Major Requirements

  • Mathematics and Science Courses: BIOL 1107CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128QCHEM 2241MCB 20002610NUSC 11651167220032333234PNB 2264 and 2265STAT 1000Q or 1100Q.
  • Social Sciences:  One 1000-level or higher course in either psychology or sociology.
  • Professional Courses: AH 424142424244DIET 31503155321532303231W32353250325532724272435043604365437044154435445544704475.
  • Writing in the Major: DIET 3231W.

For information about admission, supplemental academic standards, and clinical placement requirements, see Allied Health Sciences Professional Majors.

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Environmental Sciences

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Environmental Science Major Requirements

  • Required Courses in Basic (Natural) Sciences
    • BIOL 1107 and 1108 or 1110;
    • CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q, 1126Q or 1127Q, 1128Q;
    • MATH 1131Q, 1132Q;
    • PHYS 1201Q, 1202Q, or 1401Q, 1402Q;
    • STAT 1000Q or 1100Q or 3025Q;
    • NRE 1000E
  • Required Sophomore Seminar Course: ENVS 2000
  • Required Capstone Course: NRE 4000W (three credits). Completion of NRE 4000W satisfies the writing in the major and information literacy exit requirements.
  • Required Internship or Research Experience:
    • 1-6 credits of internship and/or research experience. Internship and/or research experience must be approved by the student’s advisor.
    • Minimum of 36 credits of approved courses, at the 2000-level or higher. Approved courses include: ENVS 2000; NRE 4000W; 1-6 credits of internship or research experience, and a minimum of 24-credits within a declared concentration.
  • Sustainable Systems Concentration:Students must complete at least two courses from each of the following Knowledge Competencies. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one knowledge competency.
    • Resource Management: EEB 2208; GEOG 3340; MARN 3030; NRE 2010, 2215E, 2345, 2600E, 3105, 3125, 3155, 3305, 3335, 3345/W, 3500, 3535, 4335, 4575; SPSS 2100E.
    • Ecological Systems: EEB 2100E, 2222, 2244/W, 3247, 4230W; EEB 3230/MARN 3014; NRE 2455, 4205, 4340.

Students must complete at least one course from each of the following Knowledge Competencies.

    • Built Systems: AH 3175; ENVS/EVST/ENVE 3110; GEOG 2400; LAND 3230WE; NRE 3265, 4425; SPSS 3550.
    • Governance and Policy: AH 3174; ARE 2325, 3434E, 3437E, 4438E, 4462E; ECON/MAST 2467; ENVS/EVST/ENVE 3100; GEOG 3320W; MAST/POLS 3832; NRE 3000, 3201, 3245E; POLS 3412; SOCI 3407/W.
    • Ethics, Values, and Culture: ANTH 3339; ENGL 2635E, 3240E, 3715E; GEOG 3410; GERM 2400; HIST 3540E, 3542; HIST/MAST 2210E; JOUR 3046E; LAND 2210E; PHIL 3216; SOCI 2701, 2705, 2709W, 3407/W.
    • Economics and Business: ARE 2235, 4305, 4438E, 4444, 4462E; ECON/MAST 2467; ECON 3466E, 3473.
  • Global Change Concentration: Students must complete at least two courses from each of the following Knowledge Competencies. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one knowledge competency.
    • Climate change and Its Impacts: ERTH 3010, 4850GEOG 34004300MARN 3000ENRE 2600E311531464170SPSS 2100E2500E.
    • Land and Ocean Use and its Impacts: EEB 2100E22222208ERTH 3020ERTH/MARN 3230GEOG 33103410MARN 300130304066NRE 2215E23452600E3105311531554340NRE 4135/ERTH 4735.
    • Natural Science: CHEM 43704371EEB 2244/W2245/W3247EEB 3230/MARN 3014EEB/ERTH 4120ERTH 411042104720GEOG 2300EMARN 200220604030W40604202QNRE 2455312531454205SPSS 21203420.

Students must complete at least one course from each of the following Knowledge Competencies.

    • Methods: CE 2251CE/ENVE 3530/ERTH 3710EEB 326641004230W4262ERTH 4430451047104810ERTH/NRE 4735;  GEOG 3500QGEOG/ERTH 4230GEOG/MARN 3505MARN 4202QNRE 2000201033053345/W35354335447545354544454545754665PHYS 2400STAT 2215Q3025Q.
    • Governance and Policy: AH 3174ARE 22353434E3437E4438E4462EECON/MAST 2467ENVS/EVST/ENVE 3100EVST/POLS 3412GEOG 3320WMAST/POLS 3832NRE 300032013245ESOCI 3407/W.
  • Environmental Health Concentration:
    • One of the following: AH 30213175ANSC 4341NRE 4340.
    • Two of the following: AH 3275ENVS/EVST/ENVE 3110ERTH 4710MARN 3030MCB 2400NRE 31153155PATH 37004300SPSS 2120.
    • One of the following: AH 3570357135733574PSYC 3105.
    • At least one of the following: EEB 3245ECON 2451/WGEOG 3240.

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Environmental Studies

Major Requirements

UConn Catalog: Environmental Studies Major Requirements

  • All majors must take four introductory courses
    • BIOL 1102 or, for those seeking a more advanced background;
    • EVST 1000E;
    • ERTH 1050 or 1051,  GEOG 2300E, or  NRE 1000E;
    • STAT 1000Q or 1100Q or equivalent.
  • Core Courses: All majors must take two of the following courses from each core. Students cannot apply more than one course per department to count within a particular core. Additional core courses taken in the same department can be applied to the additional major requirements beyond the core requirements.
    • Humanities Core: PHIL 3216/WGERM 2400HIST 2210E or 3540E or 3542ENGL 3240E or 3635 or 3715E or JOUR 3046.
    • Social Sciences Core: ARE 3434E or 4462E or ECON 3466EGEOG 2400 or 3350NRE 3000 or 3245EPOLS/EVST 3412SOCI 2701 or 2709W.
    • Natural Sciences Core: AH 3175EEB 2208ERTH 3010GEOG 3400NRE 4170.
    • Capstone Research Project: EVST 4000W (three credits). All majors must complete a capstone research project, which fulfills the Writing in the Major and the Information Literacy requirements for the major.
  • Additional Requirements: In addition, environmental studies majors in CAHNR must take an additional 15 credits of courses at the 2000 level or above to meet the 36-credit major requirement. These courses must be designed to form a coherent set of additional courses that will provide the student with a focus or additional depth in an area of interest related to the major. They must be chosen in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and be approved by the advisor. Courses listed above that are not used to meet the core requirements may be used to meet this requirement.
  • Other Areas of Recommended Preparation (not required):
    • Physical Science: CHEM 1122, CHEM 1127Q; PHYS 1030Q/1035Q
    • Earth Science: ERTH/GEOG 1070; MARN 1002/1003
    • Economics: ARE 1110, 1150; ECON 1179, 1200, 1201

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    Exercise Science

    Major Requirements

    UConn Catalog: Exercise Science Major Requirements

    • All Students in the Exercise Science major, regardless of their concentration, will be required to pass the following core requirements:
      • KINS 1100, 1160 (when taken as Free Weight Training), 1160 (when taken as First Aid/CPR), 2227, 3320, 3522, 3530/W, 3545/W, 4205/W, 4500, 4510/W.
      • BIOL 1107
      • CHEM 1127Q
      • COMM 1100
      • MATH 1060Q or 1131Q
      • NUSC 1165
      • PHYS 1201Q
      • PNB 2264, 2265
      • PSYC 1100
      • STAT 1000Q or 1100Q
    • Students are also required, regardless of their concentration plan, to complete two writing intensive courses (W course) within the Department of Kinesiology. All students must take KINS 4205W, and then one of the following courses to satisfy the W requirement: KINS 3099W3530W3545W3697W, or 4510W.

    Concentrations within Exercise Science

    • Exercise Science (Basic): All core requirements for the major and the following courses: BIOL 1108CHEM 1128QCHEM 2241 or 2443MCB 2000 or 3010PHYS 1202Q; and 12 related/cognate credits from related coursework from any of the following departments: CHEM, KINS, MCB, NUSC, PNB, PATH, PSYC. Other courses may be used to meet this requirement pending advisor and department head approval.
    • Sports Health: All core requirements for the major and the following courses: AH 2001HDFS 1070KINS 220032123222NUSC 4250PSYC 11012400; and 12 related/cognate credits from related coursework from any of the following departments: AH, CHEM, KINS, MCB, NUSC, OPIM, PATH, PNB, PSYC. Other courses may be used to meet this requirement pending advisor and department head approval.
    • Sport Performance: All core requirements for the major and the following courses: ACCT 2001HDFS 1070KINS 32123222NUSC 22004250PSYC 1101; and 12 related/cognate credits from related coursework from any of the following departments: AH, CHEM, KINS, MCB, NUSC, OPIM, PATH, PNB, PSYC. AH, NUSC, and OPIM are encouraged for this concentration. Other courses may be used to meet this requirement pending advisor and department head approval.
    • Pre-Medical Science: All core requirements for the major and the following courses: BIOL 1108CHEM 1128QPHYS 1202Q; and the following related requirements: CHEM 244324442445MCB 2000221024002410, and 2610. Please refer to aamc.org and premed.uconn.edu for guidance on pre-medical requirements to include in the Plan of Study. Please also contact the departmental pre-med advisor through your major advisor. The schedule of courses should be designed with preparation for the MCAT (medical college admissions test) timing in mind for students intending to apply to medical school.

    Exercise Science/Athletic Training 3+2 (B.S/M.S)

    • The accelerated 3+2 program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Exercise Science and a Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.). The five-year (3+2) program facilitates students to complete degree requirements for the Exercise Science major in three years through the Exercise Science Sports Health concentration before completing their final two years in the Professional Phase and earning a Master of Science in Athletic Training degree.

      Students must also maintain a “B” average in the core prerequisite courses outlined in the M.S.A.T. admissions requirements.

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    Individualized Major*

    Major Requirements

      The Individualized Major program allows students to create a major that is not otherwise offered at the University of Connecticut. Students pursuing an Individualized Major must meet all university-level and college-level requirements for graduation and complete at least 36 credits numbered 2000 or above. Requirements for declaring and completing an Individualized Major are listed below:

      • Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5 to declare an Individualized Major.
      • Students must submit a proposed statement of purpose and identitfy three faculty members who are willing to serve as an advisory committee.
      • An Individualized Major has a minimum of 36 credits numbered 2000 or above courses which must: be from two or more departments; include at least 18 credits from departments in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources; be approved by the student’s advisory committee; be taken at the University of Connecticut; have a combined Grade Point Average of at least 2.5; include no more than 6 credits of Independent Study and Internship; not to be taken on Pass/Fail; meet all requirements of the “36 Credit Group” of the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources

      The writing in the major and information literacy requirements will be satisfied by meeting these requirements for any of the majors within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

      A student's official Plan of Study/Academic Requirements is located in StudentAdmin.

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      Landscape Architecture

      Major Requirements

      UConn Catalog: Landscape Architecture Major Requirements

      • Landscape Architecture Majors must pass the following courses:
        • BIOL 1108 or 1110
        • CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q
        • LAND 2110, 2120, 2210, 2220, 2410, 3130, 3230WE, 3310, 3320, 3330, 3420, 3430, 4294, 4340, 4440, and 4450; SPSS 2120, 3410
        • One of the following: EEB 4272; NRE 2415; SPSS 2430, 4210
      • Accreditation and space restrictions necessitate that the number of students in the Program of Landscape Architecture be limited. All students choosing the landscape architecture major will be evaluated after they have taken introductory landscape architecture courses LAND 2110 and 2210. Minimum requirements for continuance in the Program of Landscape Architecture are a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better and a grade of 3.0 (B) or better in both introductory courses. For students meeting these requirements, faculty evaluation of a portfolio of work produced in introductory courses, student essay and GPA will determine final acceptance into the Program.

        Thereafter students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, and must earn grades of 2.7 (B-) or better for all major (LAND) courses. Students who receive more than one grade below 2.7 (B-) in major (LAND) courses may be dismissed from the major. Courses may be retaken if space allows, with permission of the instructor, but no course in the Program of Landscape Architecture may be repeated more than once (for a total of two times).

        Students successfully completing these courses will have met their general education exit requirements for information literacy.

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      Medical Laboratory Sciences*

      Major Requirements

      UConn Catalog: Medical Laboratory Sciences Major Requirements

      • Mathematics and Science Courses:
        • CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241 or CHEM 2443 and 2444;
        • BIOL 1107;
        • MATH 1040Q or 1060Q or 1125Q or above;
        • STAT 1000Q or 1100Q;
        • MCB 2000 and 2610; 2400 or 2410;
        • AH 3025 or PNB 2264 and 2265 or 2274 and 2275.
      • Professional Courses:
        • AH 2001, 3121, 4241;
        • DGS 4234, 4235;
        • MLSC 3301, 3333, 3365, 4094W, 4301, 4302, 4311, 4312, 4321, 4322, 4341, 4342, 4351, 4352, 4371, 4372, 4500.
      • Writing in the Major:
        • MLSC 4094W

      The Department of Allied Health Sciences also offers a Medical Laboratory Sciences Certificate. See the University of Connecticut Graduate Catalog for more information.

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        Natural Resources

        Major Requirements

        UConn Catalog: Natural Resources Major Requirements

        • Landscape Architecture Majors must pass the following courses:
          • NRE 1000E, 2000, 2010, 3000, 4000W, 4094,
          • BIOL 1107 or 1108 or 1110
          • CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127Q
          • MATH 1060Q or 1131Q
          • SPSS 2120 and 2125 or GSCI 1050
          • PHYS 1201Q or 1401Q
          • STAT 1100Q

        At least one course in the 36-credit group must come from a department other than NRE.

        Concentrations

        • Environmental Sustainability and Conservation
          • All of the following: ARE 1150 or ECON 1201NRE 12352600E3245E, or ARE 3434E.
          • One course from each of the following four groups (the same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one group) or Education Abroad (12 credits or equivalent completed abroad of courses pre-approved by NRE):
            • Sustainability Concepts: ANTH 3339ENVE 1000ENRE 3265, 3675SOCI 27013407/WSPSS 2100.
            • Economics and Social Science: ANTH 3339ARE 22354438E4444ECON 24673466EGEOG 3320W33403410PHIL 3216POLS 323934123847SOCI 27013407/W.
            • Natural Resources/Ecologic Science: EEB 2244/W3247EEB 3230/MARN 3014MARN 3000ENRE 2455310531253145314642054370SPSS 2500.
            • Resource Conservation and Management: NRE 31553305333541654170433544754665.
        • Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation
          • All of the following: EEB 22142244/WNRE 23453335 or 43353345/W or 3385W or 45754370.
          • One course from each of the following two groups (the same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one group).
            • Taxonomy or organismal-level group: ANSC 11113121EEB 325432654200421542504260 or 4261NRE 3693 (approved by advisor), 4340PSYC/EEB 3201PATH 21004300.
            • Habitat or ecosystem-level group: EEB 3247NRE 245531053693 (approved by advisor), 4205.
        • Forest Resources
          • All of the following: NRE 24152455312535004475.
          • One of the following: NRE 353545444575.
          • One of the following: NRE 34254425.
          • Two of the following: NRE 234531053245E32653690, 3693.
        • Water Resources and Climate
          • All of the following: NRE 2215E31253145 or 3146.
          • Five additional courses from among the following groups, including at least one from the Hydrologic Science group and at least one from the Biological/Ecological Science group (whichever of NRE 3145 or 3146 is used to fulfill the above requirement cannot be used to also fulfill this requirement):
            • Hydrologic Science: ENVE 3120GEOG 3310GSCI 3020MARN 3000ENRE 315541354165, 5115.
            • Biological/Ecological Science: EEB 32043247NRE 310542054340.
            • Atmospheric Science: GEOG 3400NRE 3115314531464170.
            • Policy: ARE 3434E; NRE 3245E.
            • Related Skills: AH 3275NRE 353545444575.

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        Nutritional Sciences

        Major Requirements

        UConn Catalog: Nutritional Sciences Major Requirements

        • NUSC Majors must pass the following courses:
          • NUSC 1165, 2200, 4236 and either 4237W or 4296W;
          • BIOL 1107;
          • CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or CHEM 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241, or 2443 and 2444;
          • PNB 2264 and 2265, or BIOL 1108 and PNB 2250 or BIOL 1108 and PATH 2100;
          • MCB 2000 or 3010.
        • In addition to the courses listed above, a minimum of six credits, numbered 2000 level or above, must be earned from courses in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. Credits earned in field experiences and independent studies cannot be used to meet this six-credit requirement.
        • Students must successfully pass either NUSC 4237W or 4296W to fulfill their writing in the major requirement and the advanced information literacy requirement. There are no advanced requirements for computer technology.

        Didactic Program in Dietetics

        Nutritional Science students preparing to apply for a dietetics internship in preparation to become registered dietitians may enroll in the Didactic Program in Dietetics at the University of Connecticut which is currently granted accreditation by:

        Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
        120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190
        Chicago, IL 60606-6695
        Phone: (800) 872-5327

        To declare a concentration in the Didactic Program in Dietetics within the Nutritional Sciences major, students must have a minimum of 60 credits, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and have successfully completed the following courses:

        • NUSC 1165 and 2200 with a “B” grade or higher;
        • CHEM 1124Q and 1125Q or 1127Q and 1128Q; CHEM 2241 or 2443 and 2444; and
        • BIOL 1107, with a “C” grade or higher.

        To earn a verification statement, students must meet the above grade requirements; complete the core requirements for all Nutritional Sciences majors (including MCB 2000, PNB 2264 and 2265) and earn a Didactic Program in Dietetics GPA of at least 3.0 by successfully completing the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher:

        • NUSC 1167, 3150, 3230, 3233, 3234, 3245, 3250, 3271, 3272, 4272;
        • MCB 2610;
        • AH 4242 or EPSY 3010; AH 4244;
        • STAT 1000Q or 1100Q;
        • SOCI 1001 or PSYC 1100.

        4+1 Nutritional Sciences B.S./M.S. Programs

        The department also offers accelerated 4 + 1 programs, allowing students in all three undergraduate tracks to complete a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in five years. Please see The Graduate Catalog for requirements for the M.S. degree.

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        Pathobiology

        Major Requirements

        UConn Catalog: Pathobiology Major Requirements

        • Landscape Architecture Majors must pass the following courses: PATH 1000PATH 2100 or PNB 2264– 2265 or PNB 2274– 2275PATH 3100 and PATH 4300 ; MCB 2610.
        • One Course in Biochemistry: MCB 2000 or MCB 3010.
        • One Course in Nutrition, Immunology, or Cell Biology: ANSC 1111NUSC 1165MCB 22104211, or AH 3121.
        • One of the following courses: PATH 23013201 or 3201W3341350137004203/5203.
        • Writing in the major:  PATH 3094W or 3201W
        • Information Literacy Requirement: PATH 3094W or 3201W.

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        Sustainable Plant & Soil Systems

        Major Requirements

        UConn Catalog: Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems Major Requirements

        • SPSS Majors must pass the following courses: BIOL 1108 or 1110CHEM 1122 or 1124Q or 1127QSPSS 1120212021252110W or 3660W, and 4210.
          • The writing in the major requirement is satisfied by SPSS 2110W or 3660W.

        Concentrations Requirements

        • Environmental Horticulture:
          • SPSS 3640;
          • Two of the following: SPSS 3810, 3820, 3830;
          • Two of the following: SPSS 2430, 3410, 3560;
          • Three of the following: SPSS 3440, 3540, 3550, 3610, 3660, 3670, 4650;
        • Sustainable Agriculture:
          • SPSS 2100, 2500, 3610, 3620, 3840, 3990;
          • Two of the following: SPSS 3810, 3820, 3830
        • Turfgrass Science:
          • SPSS 1100, 1115, 3150, 3620, 3990;
          • Three of the following: SPSS 3810, 3820, 3830, 3840;
          • One of the following: SPSS 2430, 3410, 3550.

        Students successfully completing these courses will have met their general education exit requirements for information literacy.

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        CAHNR Minors

        Agricultural and Health Biotechnology

        This interdepartmental minor provides students with an in-depth, multidisciplinary education in the field of biotechnology. The minor will prepare students for advanced studies and career development in applied molecular biology, as well as agricultural and health biotechnology.

        UConn Catalog: Agricultural Biotechnology Minor Requirements

        • Complete a minimum of 14 credits (one course) from:
          • Group A Required Core Courses
            • ANSC 3323
            • SPSS 3230
          • Group B Laboratory Modules (3 credits)from:
            • PATH 3501, 4000
            • SPSS 3210
          • Group C Elective Courses (6 credits) from:
            • AHS 3005, 3060
            • ANSC  3272, 3318, 3641, 5619
            • DGS 3226,
            • KINS 4500, 4510, 6094, 6520
            • NUSC  3233, 4236 4250, 4260,
            • PATH 3700, 4203, 5202, 5401, 5503, 5632
            • SPSS 3210, 3245, 3255, 4210,
        • Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

        2023-2024 PDF Agricultural Biotechnology Minor Plan of Study*


        Minor Advisors

        Allied Health Sciences Denise Anamani
        Animal Science Cindy Tian
        Kinesiology Elaine Lee
        Nutritional Sciences Yangchao Luo
        Plant Science & Landscape Architecture Gerald Berkowitz

        Yi Li

        Pathobiology Paulo Verardi

        Guillermo Risatti

         

        Agriculture Learning & Outreach

        This minor provides the breadth of foundational knowledge needed in professions that involve educating others about a range of agricultural content and issues. The minor in Agricultural Learning and Outreach is only open to students in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

        UConn Catalog: Agriculture Learning and Outreach Minor Requirements

        • Three credits of coursework from: EDCI 11002100EPSY 110028103010.
        • Three credits of 2000-level and higher coursework, with approval from the minor advisor, from each of the following departments: Animal Science, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
        • Three or more credits of coursework from: AGNR 4500EGEN 3200EPSY 3020. Other leadership or related experiential courses such as internships may be used to fulfill this requirement with permission of the advisor.

        Agriculture Learning and Outreach Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Meagan Ridder

        Animal Science

        This minor provides students with an opportunity to pursue an interest in animal science.

        UConn Catalog: Animal Science Minor Requirements

        The student must complete all of the following courses, which will total no less than 18 credits: ANSC 1001, 1111, 3122.

        Students must complete a minimum of nine credits of coursework by choosing from the following courses:

        • At least three credits from: ANSC 3121, 3313, or 4341; and
        • At least three credits from: ANSC 2251, 2271, 3261, 3272, 3273, or 3343

        Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or greater for all courses listed above.

        ANSC Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Richard Mancini

        Business Management and Marketing

        This minor provides the breadth of foundational knowledge needed in professions that involve educating others about a range of agricultural content and issues. This minor is not open to Applied and Resource Economics majors who are concentrating in Business Management and Marketing.

        UConn Catalog: Business Management and Marketing Minor Requirements

        Students wishing to minor in Business Management and Marketing must take a total of at least 15 credits from the courses listed below.

        • At least 9 credits from Core Classes: ARE 22102215322132223223.
        • Up to 6 credits from Elective Courses:  ARE 2260246432253333,  4205421742794476;
          • Additional Elective Courses with Minor Advisor Approval (up to three credits): ANSC 34524662W; ARE 4999ECON 2411,; SPSS 3540.

        Note: ARE 1150 or ECON 1201 may be a prerequisite for some 2000-level or above Agricultural and Resource Economic courses. Other courses listed may have additional prerequisites as well.

        Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in each individual course listed above. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

        Business Management and Marketing Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Emma Bojinova

        Cannabis Cultivation

        The minor in Cannabis Cultivation provides training pertaining to the propagation, cultivation, commercial production, maintenance, processing, and potential markets for and uses of Cannabis sativa.

        UConn Catalog: Cannabis Cultivation Minor

        All students are required to complete 15 credits from the following courses: SPSS 2130, SPSS 3680, SPSS 3990 or SPSS 3999 

        Students must complete six credits of the following courses: 3 credits from Plant/Soil Cultivation Group and 3 credits from Pest Management Group

        Plant/Soil Cultivation Group (select one): SPSS 2120, SPSS 3640, SPSS 3670

        Pest Management Group (select one): SPSS 3810, SPSS 3830, SPSS 3840

        PDF plan of study 


        Minor Advisors

        Gerald Berkowitz

        Dairy Management

        This minor provides interested students with an in-depth exposure to all aspects of dairy farm management. Students will have the opportunity to manage a portion of the UConn dairy herd and be responsible for daily activities and short and long-term decision-making.

        UConn Catalog: Dairy Management Minor Requirements

        All students are required to complete 18 credits from the following courses: ANSC 326136634662WARE 22154217PATH 2301.

        Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

        Dairy Management Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Richard Mancini

        Development Economics and Policy

        The minor will provide an overview of the core issues in international and U.S. economic development. Special focus is given to practical analysis and real-world problems. This minor is not open to Applied and Resource Economics majors who are concentrating in Development Economics and Policy.

        UConn Catalog: Development Economics and Policy Minor Requirements

        Students wishing to minor in Development Economics and Policy must take a total of at least 15 credits from the courses listed below

        • 9 or more credits from Core Courses: ARE 2260246442794305.
        • Up to 6 credits from Elective Courses: ARE 2434E33334444ECON 24743473
          • Additional Elective Courses with Minor Advisor Approval (up to three credits): ANTH 3325ARE 4999GEOG 3100POLS 3406WGSS 2267.

        Note: ARE 1150 or ECON 1201 may be a prerequisite for some 2000-level or above ARE courses. Other courses listed may have additional prerequisites as well.

        Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in each individual course listed above. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

        Development Economics and Policy Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Emma Bojinova

        Environmental Economics and Policy

        The minor will provide an overview of key concepts and methods used by economists to analyze problems associated with human use and misuse of natural resources and the environment and to evaluate policy options for better management of these resources for current and future generations. This minor is not open to Applied and Resource Economics majors who are concentrating in Environmental Economics and Policy.

        UConn Catalog: Environmental Economics and Policy Minor Requirements

        Students wishing to minor in Environmental Economics and Policy must take a total of at least 15 credits from the courses listed below.

        • 9 or more credits from Core Courses: ARE 2434E4438E44444462E.
        • Up to 6 courses from Elective Courses: ARE 22352464333334363437E4305ECON 2467ENRE 3245.
          • Additional Elective Courses with Minor Advisor Approval (up to three credits): ARE 4999EVST 3100 or ENVE 3100 or ENVS 3100EVST 3110E or ENVE 3110E or ENVS 3110EGEOG 2400ENRE 2600E.

        Note: ARE 1150 or ECON 1201 may be a prerequisite for some 2000-level or above Agricultural and Resource Economic courses. Other courses listed may have additional prerequisites as well.

        Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in each individual course listed above. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

        Environmental Economics and Policy Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Emma Bojinova

        Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian

        This minor is for students, particularly those in the various life science, physical science, environmental science, and health science majors, who may wish to pursue employment as an environmental health specialist/sanitarian. Environmental health specialists work in public health departments/districts on a variety of outdoors and indoor environmental health and food inspections (both pre and post facility/system installation), conduct health investigations, ensure compliance, and promote environmental health awareness and emergency preparedness.

        UConn Catalog: Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Minor Requirements

        The minor requires 18 credits, of which 15 may also be used to fulfill requirements in the major. Specifically, students must pass with a “C” or better, each of the following courses: AH 3175; ANSC 4341; NRE 3155; SPSS 2120.

        Students must also pass, with a “C” or better, at least six additional credits from among the following: AH 3571; ANSC 4642; NRE 3105, 4135, 4340; DIET/NUSC 3272; SPSS 2125.

        Environmental Health Specialist/Sanitarian Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Paul Bureau

        Environmental Studies

        Environmental Studies focuses on the interaction between humans and the environment. The Environmental Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary (humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences) program for students interested in environmental problems on a local, national, and global level.

        UConn Catalog: Environmental Studies Minor Requirements

        • All students must take EVST 1000ENRE 1000E and BIOL 1102 are recommended.
        • All minors must take one course from each core area. Additional core courses in a single category can be applied to the additional minor requirements beyond the core requirements.
          • Humanities Core: PHIL 3216/WGERM 2400HIST 3540E or 3542HIST/MAST 2210EENGL 3240E or 3635 or 3715E; or JOUR 3046.
          • Social Sciences Core: ARE 3434E or 4462E or ECON 3466EGEOG 2400 or 3350NRE 3000, 3245POLS/EVST 3412SOCI 2701 or 2709.
          • Natural Sciences Core: AH 3175EEB 2208ERTH 3010GEOG 3400NRE 4170.
        • In addition, Environmental Studies minors must take six credits of electives at the 2000 level or above, as approved by the program director or academic advisor. Courses listed above that are not used to meet the core requirements may be used to meet this requirement.

        Environmental Studies Minor Plan of Study


        Minor Advisors

        Sarah Tremblay

        Equine Business Management

        The minor provides interested students with an overview of marketing, management, and financial principles and concepts in equine management

        UConn Catalog: Equine Business Management Minor Requirements

        All students are required to complete 18 credits from the following two groups:

        • Nine credits from the core courses: ANSC 2251, 3452; ARE 2210, 2215.
        • Nine credits from the following courses: ARE 3221, 3222, 3225, 4217, 4438E, and any one 2000-level or above ARE course, if approved by the minor advisor.

        Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Equine Business Management Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Emma Bojinova

          Equine Sports Rehabilitation

          The Equine Sports Rehabilitation minor provides students an opportunity to gain theoretical and practical skills in rehabilitation of equine athletes.

          The requirements for this minor are at least 18 credits of coursework. Students must complete all of the following courses: ANSC 3311 or KINS 4500; ANSC 3552, 3554, 3555, 3691.

          Students must also complete a minimum of nine credits from the following courses: AH 3234; KINS 3522, 4510; ARE 2210, 2215; NUSC 4250.

          At least 12 of the credits taken to satisfy the minor must be from courses that are not required for the student’s major or other minors within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

          Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or greater for all courses listed above.

          The minor is offered by the Department of Animal Sciences.

          Plan of Study for Minor in Equine Sports Rehabilitation


          Minor Advisor

          Sarah Reed

          Food Science

          This minor addresses food science as an academic discipline which utilizes approaches for solving applied science problems associated with the acquisition and processing of food.

          UConn Catalog: Food Science Minor Requirements

          All students are required to complete at least 15 credits as outlined below:

          • All of the following: ANSC/NUSC 1645; ANSC 4341; NUSC 3233.
          • One of the following: ANSC 3343, 3641.
          • Additional course from Group B, or the following list to meet the 15 credit total minimum requirement: ANSC 3318, 5641; ARE 2260; NUSC 5500; SPSS 2100.

          Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Food Science Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Richard Mancini

          Yangchao Luo

          Global Environmental Change

          The Global Environmental Change minor provides a comprehensive understanding of earth’s interconnected environmental systems and the consequences of those changes to human well-being. Topics include climate change, land and ocean use, governance and policy, and related subjects in natural sciences. Students cannot receive the minor within the same Environmental Sciences degree concentration.

          UConn Catalog: Global Environmental Change Minor Requirements

          Total of at least 15 credits 2000-level or above, including one course from each area A-E. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one area.

          • Climate Change and its Impacts: ERTH 3010GEOG 34004300MARN 3000ENRE 31153146, or 4170.
          • Land and Ocean Use and its Impacts: EEB 2208ERTH 3020ERTH/MARN 3230ERTH 4735/NRE 4135GEOG 33103410MARN 300130304066NRE 2215E234531053115, or 4340.
          • Natural Sciences: CHEM 43704371EEB 2244/W2245/WEEB 3230/MARN 3014EEB 3247EEB/ERTH 4120ERTH 41104210GEOG 2300EMARN 200220604030W40604202QNRE 2455312531454205SPSS 2120, or 3420.
          • Methods: CE 2251CE/ENVE 3530/ERTH 3710EEB 4230WGSCI 4735/NRE 4135GEOG 3500QGEOG/MARN 3505GEOG/ERTH 4230MARN 4202QNRE 2000201033053345/W35354335447545354544454545754665PHYS 2400STAT 2215Q, or 3025Q.
          • Governance and Policy:  AH 3174ARE 22353434E3437E4438E4462EECON/MAST 2467GEOG 3320WMAST/POLS 3832NRE 300032013245POLS/EVST 3412, or SOCI 3407/W.

          Global Environmental Change Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Sarah Tremblay

          Integrated Pest Management

          This minor provides an introduction to fundamentals of plant health and integrated pest management in agronomy, horticulture and turfgrass systems. Not open to students in the Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems major.

          UConn Catalog: Integrated Pest Management Minor Requirements

          All students are required to complete SPSS 3840 and three of the following: SPSS 3800381038203830.

          Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

          Integrated Pest Management Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Ana Legrand

          Nutrition for Exercise and Sport

          This minor is offered by the Department of Nutritional Sciences in cooperation with the Departments of Allied Health Sciences and Kinesiology.

          UConn Catalog: Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Minor Requirements

          Students interested in earning the minor will need to complete prerequisite coursework for required courses. Prerequisites include NUSC 1165PNB 22642265, and MCB 2000. All students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits for the minor.

          • All students must take: NUSC 42364250KINS 45004510.
          • Any two of the following courses may be completed for the additional six credits: NUSC 42604299KINS 30983099332035303545AH 31013231 or 3234.

          Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Michael Puglisi

          Ornamental Horticulture

          The minor in Ornamental Horticulture provides an introduction to the production, maintenance and use of plants to enhance human environments. Not open to students declaring the Environmental Horticulture concentration in the Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems major.

          UConn Catalog: Ornamental Horticulture Minor Requirements

          All students are required to complete a minimum 15 credits including SPSS 3640 and:

          • Six credits from among: SPSS 2430, 3410, 3560
          • Three credits from among: SPSS 2520, 3530, 3550, 3660, 3670
          • Three credits from among: SPSS 3810, 3820, 3830, 3840

          At least 12 credits must not duplicate courses used to satisfy the 36 credit requirement for the student’s major, or for another minor in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Ornamental Horticulture Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Jessica Lubell

          Sustainable Community Food Systems

          The Sustainable Community Food Systems (SCFS) minor provides an in-depth exploration of food systems through performing an intensive summer work experience and fall internship (six credits) and reflecting on the practice of working in a sustainable community food system. Farm experience through working at the Spring Valley Student Farm (or another approved farm or community garden) is required and residence at the farm for at least a summer is encouraged.

          UConn Catalog: Sustainable Community Food Systems Minor Requirements

          The minor consists of 18 credits as follows:

          • Two elective courses in social dimensions of food resources that complement the student’s plan of study, as approved by the students’ SCFS adviser. Options include: ARE 2260, 4438E; EVST 3200; HDFS 3425; NRE 3265; NUSC 3230; SOCI 2705.
          • A capstone writing class: GEOG 4000W or EVST 4000W.
          • Six credits of an internship class in a department appropriate to the SCFS minor.
          • One elective class from the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, related to sustainable food production that complements the student’s plan of study, as approved by the students’ SCFS adviser. Options include SPSS 2100, 2500, and 3610.

          Sustainable Community Food Systems Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Phoebe Godfrey

          Sustainable Environmental Systems

          The Sustainable Environmental Systems minor applies the principles of sustainability science, systems thinking, and the environmental sciences to help society move towards a more sustainable future. Topics include ecological systems, natural resources management, environmental ethics and cultural interactions, as well as selected economics and business perspectives. Students cannot receive the minor within the same Environmental Sciences degree concentration.

          UConn Catalog: Sustainable Environmental Systems Minor Requirements

          Total of at least 15 credits at the 2000-level or above as follows: 

          • 9 credits of Core Courses: All minors must take one course from areas A, B, and C. Additional core courses in a single category can be applied to the additional minor requirements beyond the core requirements. The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one area.
            • Resource Management: EEB 2208GEOG 3340MARN 3030NRE 20102215E2345310531253155330533353345/W350035354335, or 4575
            • Ecological Systems: EEB 2244/W32474230WEEB 3230/MARN 3014NRE 24554205, or 4340
            • Ethics, Values, and Culture: ANTH 3339ENGL 3240E3715EGEOG 3410HIST 3540/W3542JOUR 3046PHIL 3216/WSOCI 270127052709W, or 3407/W
          • 6 additional credits from the following areas: Choose at least three credits from two of the three areas D-F. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one area.
            • Built Systems: AH 3175GEOG 2400LAND 3230WE, or NRE 3265
            • Governance and Policy: AH 3174ARE 22353434E3437E4438E4462EECON/MAST 2467EVST/POLS 3412GEOG 3320WMAST/POLS 3832NRE 300032013245, or SOCI 3407/W
            • Economics and Business: ARE 223543054438E44444462EECON/MAST 2467ECON 3466E, or 3473/W

          Sustainable Environmental Systems Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Sarah Tremblay

          Sustainable Food Crop Production

          This minor provides the breadth of foundational knowledge needed in professions that involve educating others about a range of agricultural content and issues.

          UConn Catalog: Sustainable Food Crop Production Minor Requirements

          • Three credits of coursework from: EDCI 11002100EPSY 110028103010.
          • Three credits of 2000-level and higher coursework, with approval from the minor advisor, from each of the following departments: Animal Science, Natural Resources and the Environment, and Plant Science and Landscape Architecture.
          • Three or more credits of coursework from: AGNR 4500EGEN 3200EPSY 3020. Other leadership or related experiential courses such as internships may be used to fulfill this requirement with permission of the advisor.

          Agriculture Learning and Outreach Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Gerald Berkowitz

          Therapeutic Horsemanship Education

          This minor provides students with an opportunity to pursue an interest in therapeutic riding programs, and provides a basis for further study and certification as a therapeutic riding instructor or director. 

          UConn Catalog: Therapeutic Horsemanship Education Minor Requirements

          Riding experience at Intermediate Level II is required to enroll in ANSC 4457, one of the required courses of this minor.

          The requirements for this minor are at least 16 credits of coursework.

          • The student must complete all of the following courses: ANSC 2251, 3551, 3691, 4457.
          • The student must also complete a minimum of eight credits from the following courses: ARE 2215, 4217; BADM 3740; HDFS 2100, 2200; PNB 2264 or 2265; PNB 2274 or 2275; SLHS 1150.

          Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Therapeutic Horsemanship Education Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Jenifer Nadeau

          Turfgrass Management

          The minor in Turfgrass Management provides an introduction to the management and maintenance of turfgrasses used for aesthetics (residential and commercial lawns, parks, institutional grounds), recreation (golf courses, athletic and sports fields), and functional purposes (sod farms, highway medians, inland and coastal erosion control sites, conservation). This minor will also assist those interested in sales, marketing, or any other business aspects of industries associated with turfgrass and ornamental horticulture. Not open to students declaring the Turfgrass Science concentration in the Sustainable Plant and Soil Systems major.

          UConn Catalog: Turfgrass Management Minor Requirements

          All students are required to complete a minimum of 15 credits including:

          • SPSS 1060, 1100, 2120, 3150
          • One of the following: SPSS 2210, 3300, 3620, 3810, 3820

          At least 12 credits must not duplicate courses used to satisfy the 36 credit requirement for the student’s major, or for another minor in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Turfgrass Management Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Steven Rackliffe

          Wildlife Conservation

          This minor provides students with a basic understanding of wildlife resources management. Any student but Natural Resources majors can graduate with this minor.

          UConn Catalog: Wildlife Conservation Minor Requirements

          Students will be required to complete

          • NRE 2345 and 3335
          • 9 or more credits from: NRE 3201310533053345W33653699 (wildlife topic related), 43354689 (wildlife topic related), 4697W (wildlife topic related)
          • 3 or more credits of: NRE 2000241534754205.

          At least 12 of the credits taken to satisfy the minor must be from courses that are not required for the student’s major or other minors within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources.

          Students must earn a combined grade point average of 2.5 or higher for all courses listed above.

          Wildlife Conservation Minor Plan of Study


          Minor Advisors

          Morty Ortega


          Graduate Programs

          Graduate programs in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources are housed our departments, and administered by the UConn Graduate School. Students can choose from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs at the certificate, master's, and Ph.D. levels. Learn more about our graduate programs at the Graduate School's website.