Agriculture and Natural Resources

As an Agriculture and Natural Resources major, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses, and electives.
  • Participate in an internship, field study, or research experience abroad to gain real-world experience

Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses AGNR students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability and lab-based course sequencing. Generally, students can take General Education requirements, electives, and courses that may count towards major requirements.

Because the AGNR major is interdisciplinary and based on a student’s educational and career interests and goals, a variety of different programs and course options may be relevant depending on the student. Courses that may be available abroad that would be relevant for AGNR majors are: Animal Science, Business, Economics, Molecular Cell Biology, Natural Resources, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Physics, and Statistics.

Graduate Program Requirements: Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. AGNR students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led

Summer Field Ecology in South Africa

Limpopo Province, South Africa

The program courses provide an overview of the ecological systems in southern Africa, their management and related conservation issues, with emphasis on the ecosystems and landscapes of the region, and are taught by UConn faculty who accompany the students to South Africa. The students are exposed to a variety of activities in ecology and natural resources management while in the field in South Africa.

Summer Food and Revolution: The Cuban Experience

Havana, Cuba

On this program, students will travel to Cuba with UConn faculty from the departments of Animal Science and Plant Science to learn about the history, and future of food production and food security in Cuba.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland.

Summer Landscape Form and Urban Design in Europe

Multiple Cities and Countries in Europe

This program allows students to experience living in European cities while being exposed to societal forces that guide land use patterns in the cities and towns of 6 countries – Ireland, England, France, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. Extensive site visits to urban areas/landscapes, lectures, and studio projects will be scheduled on a daily basis during program.

Exchange

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology. Equine Science and Nutrition courses have been available in the past on this program. Students have the opportunity to take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

This program offers approved courses in Business, Economics, and Natural Resources.

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology.

Affiliated

OTS: African Ecology and Conservation in South Africa

Skukuza, South Africa

This program is ideal for students interested in conservation. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa. Local and international academics, conservation managers, and other practitioners in ecology and conservation mentor students. By designing research projects with their professors, students contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks.

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.

 

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

CAHNR Undergraduate Academic Programs Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

As an Agriculture and Natural Resources major, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses, and electives.
  • Participate in an internship, field study, or research experience abroad to gain real-world experience

Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses AGNR students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability and lab-based course sequencing. Generally, students can take General Education requirements, electives, and courses that may count towards major requirements.

Because the AGNR major is interdisciplinary and based on a student’s educational and career interests and goals, a variety of different programs and course options may be relevant depending on the student. Courses that may be available abroad that would be relevant for AGNR majors are: Animal Science, Business, Economics, Molecular Cell Biology, Natural Resources, Nutritional Science, Psychology, Physics, and Statistics.

Graduate Program Requirements: Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. AGNR students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led

Summer Field Ecology in South Africa

Limpopo Province, South Africa

The program courses provide an overview of the ecological systems in southern Africa, their management and related conservation issues, with emphasis on the ecosystems and landscapes of the region, and are taught by UConn faculty who accompany the students to South Africa. The students are exposed to a variety of activities in ecology and natural resources management while in the field in South Africa.

Summer Food and Revolution: The Cuban Experience

Havana, Cuba

On this program, students will travel to Cuba with UConn faculty from the departments of Animal Science and Plant Science to learn about the history, and future of food production and food security in Cuba.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland.

Summer Landscape Form and Urban Design in Europe

Multiple Cities and Countries in Europe

This program allows students to experience living in European cities while being exposed to societal forces that guide land use patterns in the cities and towns of 6 countries – Ireland, England, France, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. Extensive site visits to urban areas/landscapes, lectures, and studio projects will be scheduled on a daily basis during program.

Exchange

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology. Equine Science and Nutrition courses have been available in the past on this program. Students have the opportunity to take courses within the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

This program offers approved courses in Business, Economics, and Natural Resources.

University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

This program offers approved courses in Animal Science and Molecular Cell Biology.

Affiliated

OTS: African Ecology and Conservation in South Africa

Skukuza, South Africa

This program is ideal for students interested in conservation. Students spend the majority of the semester in Kruger National Park, one of the largest conservation areas in Africa and the oldest national park in South Africa. Local and international academics, conservation managers, and other practitioners in ecology and conservation mentor students. By designing research projects with their professors, students contribute meaningful scientific data to issues faced by managers in South African National Parks.

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.

 

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

CAHNR Undergraduate Academic Programs Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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