The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is committed to the land grant mission – serving Connecticut and the global economy through research, education, and public engagement. CAHNR has identified two major areas of strength and opportunity that contribute to improving quality-of-life issues and supporting economic growth in the 21st century: Food, Nutrition, and Health; and Environmental and Agricultural Sustainability.
Undergraduate education in business is designed to impart a broad base of general knowledge within which students pursue additional knowledge to become exceptional managerial and business leaders. The curricula seek to expand capacities, perspectives, and skills of students who wish direct preparation for careers in either business firms or the public service.
The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) is designed for returning adults. A student needs at least 60 college credits or an associate’s degree from a degree granting regionally accredited college to be considered for admission to the program.
Besides being the top-ranked public university in the New England region, the University of Connecticut also offers the only public, accredited engineering program in Connecticut. The School of Engineering’s history, research and instructional excellence, along with our world-class faculty, make the school a premiere resource for educating the technological pioneers of tomorrow.
The School of Fine Arts encompasses the Departments of Art and Art History, Digital Media and Design, Dramatic Arts and Music. The curricula in each department afford not only an intensive professional education, but a liberal university education as well.
The mission of UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is to create and disseminate knowledge in the natural, physical, and social sciences and the humanities, and to help students acquire the skills and knowledge to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and responsible citizens.
The Neag School of Education is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the top-ranked public graduate school of education in the Northeast, as well as being in the top 10 percent of graduate schools of education in the nation.
The School of Nursing offers two pre-licensure programs: a traditional four-year baccalaureate program, which combines a general education with professional preparation in nursing; and a second degree post-baccalaureate program, Certificate Entry into Nursing, a one-year program designed for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in other areas.
For more than 90 years, the School of Pharmacy has distinguished itself by educating leaders in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. As a school of pharmacy based at a research intensive university, the school’s professional and graduate students have the opportunity to be taught and mentored by faculty pursuing cutting edge research in the pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy practice.
The Social Work major is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to engage in generalist social work practice. The bachelor’s degree in social work is a practice-based professional degree that prepares students for both entry-level practice and admission to a graduate master of social work degree program.
The Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture confers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Animal Science and Ornamental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. This two-year program of technical and applied education was established in 1941 by the University of Connecticut through a bequest from Mr. Ratcliffe Hicks of Tolland.