University of Vermont

Official 2005-2006 Catalogue Site

2005-06 Online Catalogue

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)

Contact Information

University of Vermont
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
108 Morrill Hall
146 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405-0106

Phone: (802) 656-0137
Fax: (802) 656-0290

Web Site Link out of catalogue site.


The programs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) emphasize life sciences, agriculture and food systems, environmental protection, and the preservation of healthy rural communities. The College is committed to providing educated professionals knowledge to help solve important societal problems, and to insure a sustainable, vital healthy Vermont and globe.

The College performs the four public functions which include teaching, conducting research, disseminating information to the public, and performing related services. These four areas of work are performed by CALS in cooperation with the Agricultural Experiment Station, and The University of Vermont Extension.

The College faculty strive for excellence in undergraduate education as evidenced by a sustained and enviable record of University teaching award winners. The College emphasizes the importance of each individual student and promotes significant student-faculty interaction. Students are provided with a firm foundation in the social and life sciences in order to excel and meet the challenges in future professional careers. Faculty and peer advisors provide a broad range of support, to help students develop high-quality academic programs that meet individual needs.

Opportunities abound for off-campus experiences such as internships, independent study, and study abroad. Graduates of the College are successfully meeting the requirements to pursue advanced education. Career choices are broad, but focus primarily in agribusiness, dietetics, international and rural development, agriculture, veterinary and human medicine, biotechnology, nutrition, research and teaching, horticulture, and botany.

Academic majors are enhanced by the on-campus and field facilities, labs, and research for which the College is renowned. Many CALS faculty working through the Experiment Station conduct mission-oriented, applied agricultural research, and faculty encourage undergraduate research.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomes applications from international students. The specific procedures and requirements are listed in the Admissions section presented in the catalogue.

The Office of the Dean of the College is located in Rooms 106 and 108 in Morrill Hall.