• We are animals and health...

    The mission of the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is to provide a high quality, broad-based education emphasizing domestic animals and their interactions with humans.

  • We are plants...

    In the Department of Plant Biology, student research includes ecology, evolution, cell and molecular biology and physiology. Study opportunities include student research projects at the Proctor Maple Research Center and at the Pringle Herbarium.

  • Our programs ...

    emphasize life sciences, agriculture and food systems, environmental protection, and the preservation of healthy rural communities.

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  • We are food and nutrition...

    Nutrition and food are central to many current social issues. With a solid grounding in basic science, food science and nutrition and their cultural contexts, the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences aims to make a real difference in the world.

  • We are the frontiers of science and the environment...

    CALS is home to 4 interdisciplinary and cross-college programs: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies.

  • We are health and medicine...

    Undergraduates in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics receive instruction in state-of-the-art laboratories. If you are interested in attending medical or graduate school, then majoring in MICR or MMG may be appropriate.

  • We are the landscape...

    The Department of Plant and Soil Science aims to expand, integrate, and extend the knowledge of plant/soil ecosystems in the production of plants, the creation of a living landscape and the sustenance of environmental quality.


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Our science is grounded in humanity.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers dynamic programs in the life and social sciences, with a focus on nutrition and food science, human and animal health, communication, entrepreneurship, sustainable and resilient communities, and the complex web of food systems. Explore our diverse portfolio of majors: Biochemistry, Community and International Development, Plant and Animal Sciences, Biology, Food Systems, Public Communication, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics to name a few.

Our rich array of internships and research experiences empowers students to become doers. We challenge students to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation, imparting the knowledge, skills, and values to become the next generation of informed citizens, thinkers and leaders. Our sciences are grounded in humanity for students who want to make a difference in the world.

Student Opportunities for Hands On Experience:
CREAM Program
Milking cows is just the beginning...

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
146 University Place
Morrill Hall Room 106

For Student related inquiries:
(802) 656-2980

For general inquiries:
(802) 656-0321