• collage of students engaged in various experiential learning activities. From left to right: student wearing apron that says "common roots", a student wearing a hat and jacket with the NBC 5 logo, a student petting a sled dog, a student wearing a stethoscope and UVM Medical Center fleece, a student reaching for an apple, a student wearing lab gloves and coat using a pipette.

Beyond the Classroom

As a student in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, opportunities abound to gain real-world experience beyond the classroom. Learn about the many ways you can strengthen your learning and pursue your passions through research, internships, service-learning, and global experiences. 

These experiences can also provide opportunities to complete credit requirements either during the academic year or over the summer. This page is intended to be a starting point to help you navigate and explore experiential learning opportunities in CALS.

 Service-learning courses enable students to engage directly with communities and organizations.


UVM's 250+ student-led groups allow students to explore interests while gaining skills.


CALS maintains a number of scholarship and grant opportunites to support students in their academic endeavors.


Each semester, students across CALS are immersed in labs conducting research alongside faculty mentors. Undergraduate research can also provide invaluable experience in preparation for graduate school or other advanced degree programs. 

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Undergraduate Research in CALS


Internships offer a chance for students to get a taste of what a future career path might look like while gaining valuable resume-boosting experience that can lead to a job after graduation. Internships may be paid or unpaid, for-credit or not, and built into your schedule. 

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Internships in CALS

Global Experiences

Whether studying abroad, travel study courses or conducting research with international partners, CALS students and faculty are engaging with communities around the globe. Learn about ways to get involved.

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